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Dingell Leads Efforts to Protect Patients from Surprise Bills, Make Drug Pricing More Transparent, & Support In-Home Primary Care

Washington, July 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced legislation, including several Dingell led bills that would end surprise billing for patients, make prescription drug prices more transparent, and address the long-term care crisis by supporting in-home primary care for chronically ill Medicare patients.

“No one should put off medical care because of fear of high cost or worse be surprised with an outrageous bill while they are recovering,” said Dingell. “High costs devastate too many American families. Every day I hear from people every day who are worried a visit to the doctor will land them in bankruptcy. I know first-hand the shock and confusion you feel when you walk into the pharmacy or a doctor’s office and receive a bill that’s ten times higher than you expected. The legislation advanced today will make a real difference for families and I will continue pushing to ensure every American has access to quality, affordable healthcare they need.”

Dingell is a passionate advocate for improving healthcare and lowering costs for hard-working Americans. She has worked on many pieces of bipartisan legislation that will improve the healthcare outcomes for everyday Americans. This includes legislation that will improve long-term healthcare for seniors and those with disabilities, increase access to over-the-counter medications, and lower prescription drug costs.

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