Hassan Co-Sponsors Legislation To Stop Surprise Medical Bills

May 16, 2019

Senator Maggie Hassan was one of a group of bipartisan lawmakers who introduced a bill on Thursday designed to stop surprise medical billing.

The plan would set up an arbitration process where medical providers and insurers could work out who pays for an out-of-network visit without involving the patient.

“That's really the key part of our legislation,” said Hassan at a press conference in Washington, D.C., “taking the patient out of these payment disputes between plans and providers.”

Surprise medical bills often come when a patient receives care from a doctor they didn't know was outside their insurance network.

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Last week, Senator Hassan joined President Donald Trump at a White House press conference to highlight the bipartisan cooperation on the issue.

New Hampshire state lawmakers grappled with the issue last year.