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The Health 202: Momentum is building in Congress to take on surprise medical bills
Washington Post

Congress probably won’t do any big health-care things this year. But it might take some smaller action.

Around Capitol Hill, pockets of legislators are partnering on incremental measures aimed at making health care more affordable for American consumers. In the past week, House and Senate members have released three separate bipartisan proposals to halt surprise medical bills. A fourth and more sweeping measure, rolled out yesterday by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) would also make drug prices more transparent and remove barriers to cheaper generic drugs, among numerous other provisions.