Can the U.S. Put an End to Surprise Ambulance Bills?
Congress banned most surprise medical bills back in 2020, with one major exception: ambulance rides. Most people agree that patients should be shielded from these unexpected charges. But who should pick up the tab instead? As state and federal policymakers grapple with that question, we delve into why finding a fair solution is harder than you’d think.
Tara Bannow, Reporter, STAT
Precious Mae Clark, patient
Dia Gainor, Executive Director, National Association of State EMS Officials
Zach Gaumer, Principal, Health Management Associates
James Gelfand, JD President and CEO, ERISA Industry Committee
Bob Herman, Reporter, STAT
Pete Lawrence, Deputy Chief, Oceanside Fire
Butch Oberhoff, President, Texas EMS Alliance
Leslie Walker, Senior Reporter/Producer, Tradeoffs
Matt Zavadsky, At-Large Director, National Association of EMTs
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