Bloomberg Law
March 31, 2020, 5:29 PM

Surprise Billing Curb May Hitch Ride on Next Coronavirus Bill

Alex Ruoff
Alex Ruoff

Leaders of pivotal congressional health committees want to include a fix for surprise medical bills in the next coronavirus-response package, aides and lawmakers said.

Greg Walden (Ore.), the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is pushing for getting surprise billing legislation into the next bill to address the effects of the outbreak of the coronavirus. Walden said he’s been working with committee chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) on the issue.

“We need to get it done and we need to get it done now,” Walden said on C-SPAN Monday.

Pallone told reporters separately Monday that he is ...

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