Washington, D.C. – Following the release of the latest Senate proposal related to COVID-19 relief, the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing issued the following statement:

“Patients and their families have waited far too long for comprehensive protections against surprise medical billing. The Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing is disappointed the latest Senate proposal fails to take the necessary steps to address this important patient protection issue, leaving employees, families and those on the frontlines financially exposed during one of the most devastating public health emergencies facing the country. There are actionable, bipartisan solutions on the table that will protect patients and lower costs. We appreciate those policymakers who have prioritized patients over private equity firms, and we encourage all members to work together to pass federal surprise medical billing reforms now.”