US Senate Sponsors Push Back Vote On Balanced Billing Legislation To Autumn
A US Senate vote on so-called “surprise” billing and balanced billing legislation will have to wait until after Labor Day in September to allow for consideration of more senators’ input, bill sponsors Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray announced on 24 July.
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