Surprise Medical Billing Legislation Hits Roadblock 

Days after House Energy & Commerce (E&C) Committee leaders reached a deal with Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on surprise billing legislation, the House Ways & Means (W&M) Committee have unveiled a rival proposal. The E&C and HELP legislation was reported to be supported by the White House, and the new proposal hurts the chances of surprise legislation passing before the end of the legislative year. House W&M Chairman Representative Richard Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) have called for surprise billing legislation to be delayed until next year.