Medical bill The White House, according to Energy and Commerce, backs its bill, but the introduction of a competing form of legislation threatens what looked as if it could be swift passage. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, probably, that a new and rival bill aimed at tackling the issue of surprise medical bills could derail what looked like easy passage for a piece of legislation already in the works.

The Hill reports that in the wake of a bipartisan deal by the Energy and Commerce Committee on a surprise medical bill measure—one that had the support of Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-TN—the House Ways and Means Committee has unveiled its own take on the measure.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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