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HELP, E&C Proposal Takes Two Steps Forward and Three Steps Back

December 09, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Statement

WASHINGTON – FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement in response to the Senate HELP Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee health care proposal:

"No patient should ever receive a surprise medical bill. However, this package takes two steps forward and three steps back.

"Instead of rushing to meet false deadlines, Congress needs to go back to the drawing board and rethink several of the provisions contained in this proposal, particularly the new measures. Failing to do so would lead to unintended consequences that will limit patients’ access to critically-needed care."