Statement attributable to:
Patrice A. Harris M.D., M.A.
President, American Medical Association 

 “The physician community remains committed to working with Congress to seek a balanced legislative solution to protect patients from surprise medical bills. 

“The current proposal relies on benchmark rate setting that would serve only to benefit the bottom line of insurance companies at the expense of patients seeking a robust network of physicians for their care. Rather than rushing to meet arbitrary deadlines, it is important to get this legislation right.    

“The AMA will continue working to shape surprise billing legislation so it holds patients harmless and includes a balanced approach that treats all stakeholders equally while protecting access to care.”  

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