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.