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PA Prepares to Roll Out Ban on Surprise Medical Billing

Michael Riotto, who has received surprise, out-of-network medical bills during his treatment for blood cancer, applauds Pennsylvania’s implementation of the federal No Surprises Act.
Emma Lee
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WHYY
Michael Riotto, who has received surprise, out-of-network medical bills during his treatment for blood cancer, applauds Pennsylvania’s implementation of the federal No Surprises Act.

A new federal law intended to ban surprise medical billing is set to take effect in the beginning of January. WHYY’s Katie Meyer reports, Gov. Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania officials are ready to roll out the changes.

(Original air-date: 12/21/21)

Katie Meyer is WHYY’s political reporter. She covers politics, policy, power, and elections at every level of government, with the goal of showing how it all affects people’s lives.