On Monday, November 15, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill into law as the impressive group of Republican and Democratic Senators and Representatives who crafted and supported it looked on. The more than 36,000 members of CommonSense American are proud to have played on important role at each step in the long process.
Is a bipartisan approach to infrastructure smart or a sellout?
On Monday, September 20th, 2021 from 8:00 PM EDT/5:00 PM PDT – 9:30 PM EDT/6:30 PM PDT, Americans from across the political spectrum will meet for small group conversations to discuss the impact of infrastructure on our communities and explore what you think our representatives in government should do about it.
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).