You’ve been smacked with $1B in surprise medical bills, Jersey. Now lawmakers are acting.

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An Assembly panel approved legislation Monday its supporters said would protect patients from getting socked with bills from out-of-network doctors and hospitals — a $1 billion problem lawmakers have failed to settle for nearly a decade. The legislation would protect thousands of New Jerseyans covered by state-regulated health plans from “balance-billing,” or paying what an insurance…



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