Colorado aligns state surprise billing laws with federal protections

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DENVER — Protecting consumers against surprise medical bills has been a priority for legislators at both the state and federal levels, and by signing HB22-1284, Health Insurance Surprise Billing Protections, Gov. Polis has effectively merged state and federal laws to avoid confusion by insurance providers and maximize protections for Colorado residents.  

In response, Alex Simon, CoPIRG advocate, made the following statement:

Surprise medical bills are when people receive unexpected bills from out-of-network providers, and can be absolutely devastating financially. The federal No Surprises Act was a huge win for consumers against this unfair practice. With the existence of both state and federal laws around surprise billing practices in effect, this bill will merge the two laws, providing insured Colorado residents the maximum protections against surprise medical billing practices.”