Surprise Billing Legislation Still Harms the Consumer

Two major pieces of surprise-billing legislation were marked up in their respective House committees : HR 5826 (Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act) and HR 5800 (Ban Surprise Billing Act). Both of which utilize arbitration. There is no reason for this surprise billing legislation!  It's quite simple: hospitals have outsourced their emergency departments (ED)... Read More

Maryland Sick and Safe Leave (2018)

Maryland Healthy Working Families Act 2018 Effective February 11, 2018, with legislation pending to delay the Act until July 1, 2018, the state of Maryland implemented a paid leave act for companies with 15 or more employees.  As of 2/11, it will: Affect employers with 15 or more employees, including full-time, part-time, temporary, seasonal, are subject to collective bargaining agreements Does... Read More