man's hand dividing red figure and green figure on equally balanced seesaw Concerned lawmakers noted that the law specifically forbids arbitrators to favor a specific benchmark to determine what providers should be paid. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The detente that allowed Congress to pass a law curbing surprise medical bills has disintegrated, with a bipartisan group of 152 lawmakers assailing the administration's plan to regulate the law and medical providers warning of grim consequences for underserved patients.

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