A little girl, weighing only 8 pounds and with a congenital heart disease, recently went into the hospital for a scheduled open-heart surgery to save her life. Fortunately, the heroic work by the doctors and hospitals saved her life after the surgery and a 17-day hospital stay.
Unfortunately, an out-of-network anesthesiologist provided her care that day. After accepting payment from her Michigan insurer, an insurer providing care to 230,000 Michiganders, the anesthesiologist balance billed this family over $5,0000 for their services.
The last thing a family should have to worry about is the predatory practices from these rare, out-of-network providers who balance bill patients after accepting fair payments from insurers. Payments that other providers accept as payment in full.
MAHP supports House Bills 4459, 4460, 4490, and 4491 which would put a stop to these predatory practices. Call your legislators below and tell them to STOP Surprise Medical Bills.
Find your legislator here.
Contact Rep. Bolden at 517-373-1788 or KyraBolden@house.mi.gov
Contact Rep. Iden at 517-373-1774 or BrandtIden@house.mi.gov.
Contact Rep. Lilly at 517-373-0838 or JimLilly@house.mi.gov.
Contact Rep. Leutheuser at 517-373-1794 or EricLeutheuser@house.mi.gov.
Contact Rep. Griffin at 517-373-0839 or BethGriffin@house.mi.gov.
Contact Rep. Hauck at 517-373-1789 or RogerHauck@house.mi.gov.
Contact Rep. Kahle at 517-373-1706 or BronnaKahle@house.mi.gov.
Contact Rep. Warren at 517-373-1792 or RebekahWarren@house.mi.gov.
Contact Rep. Byrd at 517-373-0144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Rep. Hertel at 517-373-1180 or KevinHertel@house.mi.gov.
Contact Rep. Meerman at 517-373-1830 or LukeMeerman@house.mi.govback to blog