The House took a big first step in advancing its Surprise Billing legislation, joining the Senate which passed its bill out of committee last month. But both bills still have a lot of work ahead of them before they can be considered, adopted and merged into a final consensus package. On this week’s episode, NAHU’s Marcy M. Buckner, Chris Hartmann and John Greene recap the ongoing efforts and the work underway behind the scenes to quickly advance the NAHU-favored benchmarking method of addressing surprise bills. The episode also includes an extensive review of the oral arguments in the fifth circuit appeals case of Texas v. U.S., challenging the constitutionality of the ACA’s individual mandate and the law itself. And we look ahead to the upcoming vote to fully repeal the ACA’s Cadillac Tax, how it differs from the previous votes and what it means for the tax moving forward.
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