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KXAN: Rep. Doggett on protecting patients from surprise medical bills

January 5, 2020

A new state law curbing surprise medical billing went into effect Jan. 1 for Texas patients. But to protect all patients, we need Congress to act too and to act now—to shield patients from crushing, surprise medical bills. I authored the first proposal to do so in the House, in 2015. It’s past time to overcome the powerful lobby groups and finally put patients first. My interview on our efforts with KXAN News over the holidays: