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Friday, May 31, 2019

Bipartisan health plan by top senators lays out policy options

A comprehensive bill to tackle health care costs by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate HELP Committee, respectively, tackles a wide array of issues ranging from prescription drug prices to vaccine promotion.

But the plan’s approach to one of the most contentious issues in health policy, surprise out-of-network billing, is largely noncommittal. The draft bill proposes three potential frameworks to end pricing disputes between providers and insurers, but the plan emphasizes that each proposal is merely an option on the table.

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