Washington, D.C. – The Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing issued the following statement regarding the Texas Medical Association’s lawsuit seeking to invalidate consumer protections included as part of the No Surprises Act:

“This lawsuit is not about patients – it’s about money. After spending years blocking legislation that would protect consumers from surprise medical bills, out-of-network providers and private equity firms are now looking to defend an exploitative business model that drives up health care costs by passing their exorbitant bills onto families, employees and employers. But the No Surprises Act, along with the rules implemented to enforce it, is clearly and effectively designed to protect patients and all Americans from out-of-control health care costs over which they had no control or choice.

“Congress and the Biden Administration have taken important and much-needed action to protect millions of patients from the harm of higher out-of-pocket costs or premiums because of surprise medical bills. Providers should not use the courts to snatch those protections away from them.”

To view the Coalition’s letter to the Administration on the latest interim final rule, click here.