Sen. Alexander Details His Plan To Fix Surprise Medical Bills

Thank you Congress for working together on a very important issue! Surprise Medical bills from providers refusing to contract with insurance carriers.

Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who are pushing a major legislative package to lower health costs, announced their favored solution to handle disputes about surprise medical bills.

Those unexpected and often high charges patients face when they get care from a doctor or hospital that isn’t in their insurance network are a perpetual complaint from consumers.

Alexander and Murray formally introduced their wide-ranging bill Wednesday, but they had offered a broad outline before without taking a stand on how to mediate between health care providers and patients on the surprise bills.


Jo Ann Charron