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A view of the entrance to Mount Sinai Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic on May 14, 2020 in New York City. |

Beginning in 2022, the new legislation will require that patients only pay the normal in-network deductibles and co-payments they would under their insurance for services such as emergency treatment by an out-of-network doctor, according to the Times. Health providers will have to negotiate with insurers to settle the difference.

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