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CHA, California Medical Association Issue Joint Statement on Federal Rate-Setting Proposals

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Multiple Congressional and Senate committees announced proposals this week to address the issue of patients receiving unexpected medical bills. While details have yet to be disclosed, two of the proposals would impose a benchmark rate that insurers would pay hospitals. Yesterday, CHA and the California Medical Association issued a joint media statement urging Congress to oppose benchmark rate setting, emphasizing that it will threaten access to care rather than protect patients.