"Every American deserves affordable, high-quality coverage and care, as well as control over their own health care choices. Surprise medical bills stand in the way of this commitment, which is why health insurance providers have been advocating for federal legislation that will protect patients from these unexpected and unjustified costs.
"We applaud Chairman Pallone and
"Consumers, businesses, brokers, and health insurance providers agree: Patients should not receive a surprise bill for care they did not choose - or didn't even know they received in the first place. And Americans shouldn't see their premiums go up because of the actions of a few specialty doctors. By working together and putting the best interests of patients first, we can improve health and reduce costs."