WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) announced the start of a radio and TV advertising campaign in Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, and New York thanking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and like-minded lawmakers for standing up for patients and opposing the federal government dictating healthcare prices across the country. At the end of 2019, Majority Leader McConnell and legislative allies halted attempts by members of Congress such as Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) to have the government impose rate-setting in cases of surprise medical billing. Surprise bills occur when patients receive unwanted and unexpected healthcare bills in the mail days or even weeks after a hospital room visit. TPA appreciates the work of leading lawmakers in preventing further government control over the deeply-dysfunctional healthcare sector.
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