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By Alan Fram 

White House backs emerging deal on consumer health costs

 

December 8, 2019



WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House endorsed an emerging bipartisan agreement Monday on legislation aimed at curbing rising health care costs, including taking steps to limit "surprise" medical bills that can plague patients treated in emergency rooms.

While the deal's fate remained uncertain, enactment could give President Donald Trump and lawmakers of both parties a chance to crow about a rare legislative achievement during a bitterly divisive period dominated by Democrats' drive toward impeaching Trump.

House and Senate participants said the measure would establish a system of arbitrati...



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