One-Pager Opposing SB 1298: Freestanding ER and Arbitration

Texas lawmakers carefully crafted a deal on surprise medical bills. Freestanding ERs want to change the deal and reward their price gouging.

The Background: SB 1264 by Senator Hancock from the 86th legislative session built a one-of-kind system to address surprise medical bills and protect patients. Freestanding ERs want to Manipulate the Process: The worst health care actors in Texas are aiming for a special deal to change the surprise billing rules to their benefit.

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