CHA encourages all hospital leaders with a member of the House of Representatives on the Education and Labor Committee to urge their representative to oppose a benchmark rate as a way to address surprise medical billing.
It is critical that hospital leaders reach out to their representatives to remind them:
Contact information for California congressional members on the House Education and Labor Committee is below.
Contact members of the House Education and Labor Committee by Feb. 12.
Surprise billing continues to be a top priority in Congress, with lawmakers eager to strike a deal. While many House and Senate committees that have jurisdiction over the issue have weighed in with their own legislation, the House Education and Labor Committee has not.
It is critical that hospital leaders reach out to their representatives on the committee and urge them to oppose rate setting as a way to address surprise medical billing.
CHA is committed first and foremost to protecting patients from unexpected bills for out-of-network emergency care. Establishing benchmark rates does nothing to protect patients and will create unnecessary and serious disruption to health care providers. CHA previously sent a letter to the California congressional delegation on surprise billing and developed talking points and an infographic on benchmark rates.
California members of the House Education and Labor Committee:
Susan A. Davis (CA-53)
Washington, DC Office (202) 225-2040
Health Staff: Brandon Mendoza firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Takano (CA-41)
Washington, DC Office (202) 225-2305
Health Staff: Adrienne Castro email@example.com
Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11)
Washington, DC Office (202) 225-2095
Health Staff: Ethan Van Ness firstname.lastname@example.org
Josh Harder (CA-10)
Washington, DC Office (202) 225-4540
Health Staff: Sarah Monteith email@example.com