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Handshake The Education and Labor Committee bill is being criticized for its lack of reliance on an outside arbiter, while the Ways and Means bill does use one—a popular move among doctors and hospitals.

The bipartisan effort to put an end to surprise medical billing–a task that on its face should have been quick and easy–just got even more complicated.

Last week saw the release of two different bipartisan proposals to tackle surprise billing, one from House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott, D-VA, and ranking member Virginia Foxx, R-NC and the other from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-MA and ranking member Kevin Brady, R-TX. It remains to be seen which—if either—will attract enough support to make it through the lawmaking process.

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Marlene Satter

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

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