Ending Surprise Medical Bills
Millions of Americans had faced the financial burden of surprise medical bills. Today, consumers are protected from these unfair charges, and it’s now more important than ever to make sure these consumer protections remain in place.
Members of the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing, which represent leading employer groups, unions, health insurance providers and the tens of millions of people they employ and serve each day, support comprehensive protections against surprise medical bills, including:
- Banning out-of-network providers from sending surprise medical bills to patients.
- Maintaining fair and market-based payments for out-of-network care.
- Reducing consumers’ health insurance premiums and taxpayers’ costs by avoiding an arbitration process that adds unnecessary cost, delay and bureaucracy to the health system.
Surprise medical billing represented one of the most pressing affordability challenges facing consumers and the country. Millions of patients faced surprise medical bills they did not expect at prices they could not afford.
Role of Private Equity
Congress took an important first step to protect patients from surprise bills with the passage of the No Surprises Act. These bipartisan reforms will ban surprise medical bills, help lower premiums for consumers and employers and save taxpayers more than $17 billion over the next decade.
A recent blog post from U.S. PIRG provides an overview of the six [now seven!] lawsuits seeking to undermine the No Surprises Act and how even one court ruling against the legislation could result in the return of physicians sending unexpected out-of-network medical...
A recent poll conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing (CASMB) found that 79% of voters are concerned that lawsuits from physician and hospital organizations could delay or overturn the patient protections included in...
The No Surprises Act was enacted by a bipartisan majority in Congress, signed by President Trump, and implemented by President Biden. The patient protections began on January 1, 2022, and since then American patients are celebrating that surprise bills are finally in...
Tell Washington it’s time to protect patients from surprise and unfair medical bills.