Surprise medical bills result in financial hardship for millions of Americans and top the list of health care costs that Americans are afraid they will not be able to afford. This is one reason why Congress and states are considering legislation to ban surprise medical bills once and for all.
Thanks to the generous support of Arnold Ventures, CHIR experts have launched a new project to provide policymakers with a dedicated, independent resource for unbiased and comprehensive information on the issue of surprise medical bills. Leveraging our experience advising state insurance regulators and monitoring surprise medical bill legislation in all 50 states and before Congress, our goal is to help policymakers protect consumers, promote affordability, and adopt comprehensive surprise medical bill protections.
Under this new project, CHIR is offering:
- Comprehensive Online Resources. Our new online resource center will help educate state and federal policymakers, provide unbiased educational resources, and share up-to-date research on surprise medical bills.
- Support for Policymakers. We work directly with policymakers on surprise medical bill issues, help analyze or testify on proposals, and leverage our network to share best practices across states.
- Public Education. We are available to share our research and analysis at policy briefings, conferences, and webinars.
Learn more about surprise medical bills and what we offer at our new website, Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills.
This was originally posted on the Center for Health Insurance Reforms.