Nikki Studer Briggs, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill. She relayed a personal experience with an emergency appendectomy that was out-of-network and the lawsuits and financial strain thereafter.
Michael Conway, State Insurance Commissioner in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in support of the bill. He discussed what the bill accomplishes and how surprise bills drive up insurance costs. He answered questions about the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, and insurance carriers.