Health industry to clash over surprise medical bills

May 11, 2019, The Hill, Nathaniel Weixel - Three powerful players in the health care industry are gearing up for battle over surprise medical bills. Doctors, hospitals and insurers have all pledged to protect patients from being hit with massive, unexpected bills for out-of-network care, but no one wants to take on the added costs that come with it. That reluctance is setting the stage for a fight, with the insurance industry on one side and hospitals and doctors on the other. The conflict could make it difficult for lawmakers to come up with a plan that doesn’t disappoint at least one major sector of the health industry. There is currently no legislation on Capitol Hill to tackle this issue.

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