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The Source: Texans Still Battle Surprise Medical Bills

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If you find yourself in the back of an ambulance, the last thing you want to think about is whether the hospital is in your network of providers and covered by your insurance. Emergency departments are often times staffed by out of network doctors despite being in an "in-network" hospital. That means you are going to get a lot of different bills from a lot of different places. 

How have other states battled "balanced-billing" and what can Texas do?

Guests:

  • Stacey Pogue, senior analyst at the Center for Public Policy Priorities
  • Trey Berndt, Associate Director of Advocacy at AARP Texas
  • Dan Callas, chariman of the council on legislation for the Texas Medical Association
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive