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Sign the petition: Tell Congress to protect patients from surprise medical bills

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Sandi Kay Hayes had a melanoma removed from her leg and was shocked by the bill: $6,435. “Wow” she posted on Voices for Affordable Health’s Facebook page.

Wow, indeed.

After her knee surgery, Sally Zeek received a surprise bill from a doctor she didn’t know who was not in her insurance network. She called the doctor’s office and negotiated the bill down to whatever the insurance company would pay for an out-of-network provider.

“He was observing, but I didn’t know that,” Zeek posted.

Have you received an excessive and unexpected medical bill? A number of states have taken action to limit so-called “surprise” billing practices. But huge gaps remain. Tell Congress to protect everyone and to act this year.

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