The Senate HELP Committee’s discussion draft legislation remains a top priority for NAHU as we formally submitted feedback to their proposal to require broker compensation disclosure and options for addressing surprise billing disputes. That legislation comes as lawmakers from both parties put forth competing ideas on how to fix balance billing, with Congress aiming to pass a consensus bill before their August Recess. On this week’s episode, NAHU’s Marcy M. Buckner and Chris Hartmann discuss these legislative efforts and the comments that we submitted to the committee for incorporation into the updated version that is expected to be released ahead of the Independence Day holiday. They also give an update on the status of several other issues that continue to move through Congress, including an update on Medicare-for-All and where state efforts stand to implement single-payer or similar programs.
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