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Rep Morelle (D-NY) Speaks Out the Danger of Benchmarking to Solve Surprise Billing

Rep. Morelle (D-NY) writes in The Hill about New York State's successful solution to surprise billing using IDR and how benchmarking will only supply insurance companies with more profits and power while harming patients through decreased access to medical care.


"While I applaud the intent of my colleagues who have advanced alternate proposals to end surprise billing, I have serious concerns about the equity of benchmarking and price-fixing systems which would give tremendous power to insurers. Our top priority must be protecting patients—not padding the pockets of insurance companies.

Independent Dispute Resolution prioritizes the needs of patients and allows for a balance of power between providers and insurers." Read the full article.

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