President Trump signed into law the legislation Congress passed that ends surprise medical billing with the support of our CommonSense American program.
Early Friday evening we got advanced notice that the leaders of the four key committees in Congress have reached a bipartisan agreement to end surprise billing. Here are the key provisions of the new surprise billing legislation proposed by the Republican and Democratic leaders of those congressional committees.
Ends Surprise Billing for Patients
Most importantly, like all five bipartisan bills we reviewed in our brief, the new legislation would end surprise bills for patients. Going forward, patients would only be responsible for paying their usual in-network cost-sharing amount (e.g. co-pays and deductibles).
In an interview with CBS Interactive, Keith Allred invites Americans who are discouraged by the current incivility in American politics to investigate the National Institute for Civil Discourse’s civility training resources and to join CommonSense American.
A president slams a table and walks out of a meeting. A longtime congressman consistently makes racist comments. A gubernatorial candidate threatens to stomp on his opponent’s face with golf spikes. Family members no longer speak because of political differences. Twitter fights seem constant. Cable news panels are filled with shouting.
Keith Allred, the Founder and President of CommonSense American, accepted The National Institute for Civil Discourse’s invitation to become its new Executive Director and make NICD the platform for CommonSense American. Keith assumed the new position on January 1, 2019.