Medical bill The Trump administration’s latest plan would ban providers from holding patients responsible for outstanding charges, though it doesn’t address who would pay the outstanding balance.

Many major health care reform issues have been tabled during the COVID-19 outbreak, but now, as the dust settles and legislators brace for a second wave, some issues are finding their way back into the discussion.

According to Politico, the Trump administration is again taking up the issue of surprise medical billing and will possibly seek to include it in a coming stimulus package. As part of the first round of stimulus funding, health care providers who received bailout funding were prohibited from sending surprise medical bills.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?

Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

More from this author



Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and
  • Exclusive discounts on and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.