Pelosi impeachment push hurts Americans with surprise medical bills

Dec. 5, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to get to work on addressing surprise medical billings by considering legislation establishing third-party independent mechanisms for billing dispute resolution:

“Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that the House of Representatives is continuing its farcical impeachment push should be extremely disappointing to everyone who was hoping that Congress would focus on important issues like surprise medical billing, which catches families off guard with unanticipated medical costs after getting treatment out-of-network. There is a relatively easy, bipartisan legislative fix to this issue that hammers the pocketbooks of too many Americans, and those bills offered by U.S. Rep. Phil Roe and Senators Bill Cassidy and Michael Bennet, that creates an independent decisionmaker to settle billing disputes between doctors and insurance companies, taking powerless patients out of the bill collectors’ crosshairs. The question Nancy Pelosi should ask herself is how many Americans are going to be bankrupted by surprise medical bills because she is engaged in personal partisan impeachment vendetta.”

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“Surprise medical billing should be addressed by independent neutral third party boards, not price fixing,” By Robert Romano, Nov. 26, 2019 at http://dailytorch.com/2019/11/surprise-medical-billing-should-be-addressed-by-independent-neutral-third-party-boards-not-price-fixing/

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