Too often, patients receive a surprise medical bill for treatment they expected to be covered by insurance. It’s a harmful practice that throws millions of Americans into financial crisis. And the problem is widespread.
Now more than ever – amidst a global pandemic – patients could be forced to an out-of-network hospital if their in-network option is overcrowded or unavailable. As Congress works to pass multiple COVID-19 economic relief packages for hard-working Americans, now is the time to stop surprise medical billing and protect patients from financially crippling medical bills.