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⚖️ LEGAL LOOKOUT 1: We’ve read with interest the amicus brief below filed by 24 health policy experts in the @texmed v. @HHSGov lawsuit, as we filed one, too.

Without any further digging, though, we can see off the bat that a majority of the so-called experts who signed

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onto this brief are funded by the #insurance industry.

We respect and cherish the fact that everyone party to a significant #policy debate like this one over #regulatory implementation of the #NoSurprisesAct has a voice.

But, a question to @RonaldKlain, @SecBecerra, and

@BrooksLaSureCMS: How can you reconcile the fact that the administration’s #regulations rely on these bankrolled academics and experts while also claiming that these regulations help #patients and our #healthcare system? This is an alternative reality.

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I read it. It sounded familiar - like it was ghostwritten by one of the lobby groups I’ve come to know quite well. The ones that take advantage of poor understanding of the financing and business of healthcare...and EMTALA. I’ll share some different data. 1/n
I work in MN, the state with the lowest rate of OON billing. My independent practice (50years old) doesn’t balance bill charges to the <2% OON patients we see. Yet we expect the benchmark you advocate for to drive us out of business.…
A little tutorial on how private practice docs are paid:We don’t get a salary like docs in academia.We aren’t paid by hospital. Our pay is based on reimbursement - what the government/insurers/patients pay us. No patients, no pay. No paying patients, no pay.
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@teampelosi @EnergyCommerce @WaysMeansCmte @EdLaborCmte @SenateHELP Over 100 physician specialty societies & state medical societies are urging you to solve surprise billing with #IDR.…
A chorus of independent physicians (not PE companies or the people who surprise bill) recognize the danger of a benchmark solution and are asking you to listen.
"Simply put, certain proposed solutions for surprise billing will kill you or someone you love."…
The health policy "experts" you have heard from don't want to tell you about EMTALA. You MUST understand EMTALA in order to understand how new benchmark regulation would cede #RateSetting power to #BigInsurance at the expense of patients & the safety net.
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