Companies spend millions to defeat “surprise billing” legislation, as medical debt skyrockets
#2 Shkreli Award Winner, 2019 TeamHealth and Envision, two physician staffing companies that are backed by private equity firms, spent more than $28 million on advertisements opposing surprise bill legislation. They created a political action organization in 2019 called “Doctor Patient Unity” through which to fund these ads secretly. TeamHealth and Envision routinely operate outside of hospitals’ insurance networks, and profit heavily from billing patients for out-of-network rates.
SOURCE: Rachel Roubein, Politico