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No surprise: High-deductible health plans mean high costs to patients

As president of the CT Retail Merchants Association, Tim Phelan recently called on Congress to address surprise medical billing, calling it one of the most pressing issues facing Connecticut citizens. The Connecticut College of Emergency Physicians agrees that this issue is urgent and requires a solution. The solution proposed currently by Tim Phelan of capping payments and forcing even more physicians out of network, would in fact, make the problem worse.