Janet Trautwein, CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU, issued the following statement today on the latest Congressional action on surprise billing: “We appreciate that we will now have action on this critical issue and are hopeful that it will bring relief to patients faced with exorbitant surprise medical bills. We remain concerned that arbitration is a very expensive solution, particularly for employers who self-insure and therefore are faced with paying 100% of the cost of arbitration. Every dollar they spend on arbitration is a dollar they can’t spend on their employees’ care, or on growing their businesses. We believe that this system of arbitration would lead to higher costs for insurers, businesses and patients alike.”
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The National Association of Health Underwriters congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden on his victory. We applaud the president-elect’s objective of ensuring that all Americans have access to high-quality and affordable healthcare. We look forward to working together with the new Administration, members of Congress and state lawmakers to bring our real-world consumer perspective to this debate and share our experience to help enact sensible, bipartisan healthcare reform because insuring America is in everyone’s best interest.
The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) commends members of Congress for taking swift action to pass a $2 trillion dollar economic stimulus package that will help American families, businesses and workers weather this unprecedented global pandemic. President Trump is expected to immediately sign into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This bipartisan action taken by Congress follows the recent passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and several pieces of emergency guidance released by the Trump Administration.