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Key House and Senate health leaders reach deal to stop surprise medical bills

By The Hill  
   December 09, 2019

Key House and Senate health care leaders in both parties reached a deal on Sunday on legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills. The deal between House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.), Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), the top Republican on that panel, and Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is a step forward for the effort, which is seen as a rare area of possible bipartisan action this year. 

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