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Patients deserve access to the quality health care they need, but are often getting stuck with surprise medical bills instead.

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Letter: Lawmakers need to find a remedy for surprise charges on medical bills

March 28, 2018 12:18PM

Frank McDonald’s letter to the editor urges state lawmakers to pass House Bill 314 to put an end to “surprise medical

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AJC: Pending bill could improve health insurance options

March 15, 2018 1:00AM

Ariel Hart hit the nail on the head wh

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Rome News-Tribune: Doctors' group backs Senate plan, but insurance groups are pushing back

February 23, 2018 12:00AM

"Surprise insurance gaps require a comprehensive — not piecemeal — solution, and SB 359 provides exactly that," said

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Press Releases

Patient Groups Join Georgia Coalition to End the Surprise Insurance Gap

March 12, 2018 4:00PM

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Georgia Physician Coalition Applauds Senate Committee on Health and Human Services for Unanimously Passing Comprehensive Legislation on Surprise Medical Bills

February 22, 2018 4:15PM

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Today: Washington Senate Committee on Health and Long Term Care to Consider Balance Billing Legislation; Physician Groups Urge Committee to Oppose H.B. 2114 and Pursue a More Comprehensive Solution

February 20, 2018 2:00PM

H.B. 2114 – Insurance Industry’s Attempt to Address Surprise...

Physician Coalition Applauds Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado’s Surprise Billing Legislation: Kentucky lawmaker’s bill will protect patients from bills unexpected out-of-network care

February 9, 2018 1:30PM

Frankfort, Kentucky (Feb. 9, 2018) – The Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Emergency...

Social Media Kit

Download our social media toolkit and tell your networks and lawmakers to end the surprise insurance gap.

Insurance companies are forcing doctors and other providers out of their networks, leaving patients with few provider choices, especially during emergencies when they need coverage the most. At the same time, patients are still being charged more in premiums, higher deductibles and cost-sharing that ever before. This insurance coverage gap is leaving patients with hefty surprise medical bills for out-of-network care that they thought would be covered. Insurance companies are protecting their profits, not their patients. Working together, doctors and patients can help lawmakers take patients out of the middle and promote a fair solution that will increase transparency, and effectively end surprise billing while ensuring long-term access to quality healthcare.

End The Surprise Insurance Gap, Facebook: @EndTheSurpriseInsuranceGap, Twitter: @NoSurpriseGap

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