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H.R. 5800 (116th): Ban Surprise Billing Act

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To end surprise medical billing and increase transparency in health coverage.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Bobby” Scott

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2020
Length: 190 pages
Introduced
Feb 7, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 133: H.R. 133: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 [Including Coronavirus Stimulus & Relief]
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 27, 2020. (compare text)
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1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

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What legislators are saying

District Connection - 2/25/20
    — Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7, 2011-2020] on Feb 25, 2020

Rep. Courtney, House Education & Labor Committee Vote to Approve H.R. 5800, the Ban Surprise Billing Act
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] on Feb 11, 2020

Underwood Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Illinois Families and End Surprise Medical Bills
    — Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14] on Feb 12, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 5800 will save $851 million through 2030.

History

Feb 7, 2020
 
Introduced

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Feb 11, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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Dec 2, 2020
 
Reported by House Committee on Education and Labor

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H.R. 5800 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5800. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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