Surprise: Be wary of Congress sneaking a 'fix' to surprise billing into year-end budget deal

With healthcare open enrollment underway, people are attempting to divine their healthcare needs for next year and pick the health plan that corresponds to them. Despite diligently researching their options, many people fear their plans will not guard against unexpected medical costs and surprise billing — when a patient is treated at an out-of-network facility or by an out-of-network provider and receives a shocking bill their insurance doesn’t cover. The issue has received attention in Washington, with plans introduced in both the House and the Senate to combat this.

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