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Yes, while out-of-network bills are an unpleasant reality for too many Americans, there is some justification for them. (Photo: Shutterstock)

When the Senate announced last week a bipartisan bill to put an end to surprise medical bills, it seemed like a slam dunk: finally, something Democrats and Republicans could agree on! Who wouldn’t want to put an end to costly, often unexpected out-of-network medical bills burdening health care consumers?

Out-of-network providers who don’t want to be beholden to price constraints set by outsiders, that’s who.

Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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