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Ilene MacDonald shares the story of an Ohio man who recieved a $17,000 bill for emergency care, and notes that physicians across the country, and PFC, are working toward a comprehensive and fair solution.  

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Becker's ASC Review: Georgia physician coalition supports legislation to end surprise billing — 5 key insights

February 1, 2018 1:18PM

The Georgia Coalition to End the Surprise Insurance Gap supports Senate Bill 359, a bipartisan bill to end surprise m

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FierceHealthcare: Physician coalition 'taking on the insurance industry' in battle over surprise medical bills

January 30, 2018 1:18PM

Michele Kimball talks to FierceHealthcare about PFC's state-by-state effort to fight insurance companies and end surp

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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Call legislators to end surprise medical billing

December 12, 2017 1:18PM

William “Kip” Schumacher, Chair of PFC, argues for the need for Virginia legislators to end surprise billing. 

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Press Releases

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...

Georgia Physician Coalition Supports New Bipartisan Legislation to End Surprise Medical Bills: SB 359 represents patient-friendly compromise legislation

January 30, 2018 2:15PM

ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia Coalition to End the Surprise Insurance Gap today applauds Senator...

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

Physicians for Fair Coverage, Twitter: @4FairCoverage