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TOMORROW: Chairman Doggett to Hold Health Subcommittee Hearing on Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills

May 20, 2019

***Media Advisory***

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 20, 2019

Contact: Kate Stotesbery

202-225-4865

TOMORROW: Chairman Doggett to Hold Health Subcommittee Hearing on Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills

Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, at 3 PM EST, Chairman Doggett will hold a hearing on combatting surprise medical bills, which burden patients with unexpected medical costs. For three Congresses, Chairman Doggett has sought action to end surprise medical bills and has authored legislation to protect patients from this practice. Witnesses will share approaches to federal legislation to ensure that patients are not caught in the middle of conflict between insurance companies and health care providers. Fifty-seven percent of American adults have received a surprise bill for expenses that they thought would have been covered by insurance.

What:

Hearing on Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills

When:

3:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Media access to the committee room will begin
at 2:30 p.m. EST

Where:

1100 Longworth House Office Building
via door across from 1135

Watch:

Livestream will be available HERE.

Witnesses:

  • Panel 1:
    • Honorable Katie Porter
    • Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers
  • Panel 2:
    • Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, Board of Trustees, American Medical Association
    • Jeanette Thornton, Senior Vice President, Product, Employer, and Commercial Policy, America’s Health Insurance Plans
    • Tom Nickels, Executive Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy, American Hospital Association
    • James Gelfand, Senior Vice President, Health Policy, ERISA Industry Committee

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