by jerry on February 22, 2020
Kaiser Health News published a piece analyzing why surprise medical bills remain so prevalent despite the backlash against them. According to the piece, it is because insurers, hospitals, and doctors do not want to upset the status quo and they all have political allies to prevent meaningful change.
The piece notes that relevant legislation is coming at the state level and posits that perhaps this upcoming election will upend the status quo. While there is much outrage about surprise medical billing, the issue seems unlikely to dominate voters' decisions.