posted by AHIP
on June 12, 2019
On June 12, 2019, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on surprise medical billing. The panel of witnesses included Jeanette Thornton, AHIP’s Senior Vice President for Product, Employer, and Commercial Policy.
In the written testimony we submitted for this hearing, we thank committee leaders for developing a bipartisan discussion draft of the “No Surprises Act” and for inviting feedback and comments from consumers, health care organizations, and other interested parties. We note that this draft legislation takes important steps toward ensuring that patients are protected, doctors are paid fairly, health plan networks are supported, and the free market is permitted to work to deliver affordable, high-quality care.
Our testimony also focuses on: