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H.R. 5800: Ban Surprise Billing Act

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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
Status

Ordered Reported on Feb 11, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on February 11, 2020.

Prognosis
13% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What legislators are saying

District Connection - 2/25/20
    — Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7] 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

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 5800 will save $851 million through 2030.

History

Feb 7, 2020
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Feb 11, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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Passed Senate

 
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H.R. 5800 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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