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DAVID W. DOONAN/Roane Newspapers
Government officials met with Global Medical Response at The Rockwood Municipal Airport Thursday afternoon to discuss their opposition to a bill presently in the U.S. Congress that allows the government to set the rates for medical patients’ transfer by air.
Air-med proposed law would set price controls on medical billing

Local, state, and representatives for U.S. Congressional leaders met at the Rockwood Municipal Airport last week with Global Medical Response to discuss the potential impact of a proposed law on residents in Roane, Morgan, Cumberland and other rural communities.

State Sen. Ken Yager and state Rep. Kent Calfee were both in attendance at the meeting.

The proposal in the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee is known as the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 (S. 1895).

The bill is sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.