President and CEO
American Hospital Association
February 10, 2020
We commend Chairman Neal and Ranking Member Brady for this sensible, bipartisan approach to addressing unanticipated medical bills that patients may incur due to emergencies or gaps in insurance coverage. The AHA supports the House Ways and Means Committee proposal because it protects patients while preserving the appropriate role of providers and insurers in negotiating payment rates.
America’s hospitals and health systems will continue to work closely with Congress on this important issue to stand up for patients, families and the providers who care for them.