A recent poll conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing (CASMB) found a bipartisan majority of voters agree the No Surprises Act has been successful in preventing surprise bills. During the first nine months of 2022, the No Surprises Act prevented 9 million surprise bills, but lawsuits continue to threaten the law and cost-lowering measures. Now, voters are concerned certain private equity-backed groups will weaken patient protections included in No Surprises Act.
Notable findings included:
- Voters are concerned lawsuits over the implementation of the No Surprises Act may impact health care costs and patient protections.
- Voters are concerned (82%) that private equity-backed groups will weaken the patient protections included in the No Surprises Act.
- Voters are concerned that lawsuits challenging the No Surprises Act, its regulations, and decisions made by Independent Dispute Resolution Entities could affect the implementation of the legislation.
- Voters across party lines show concern about the implementation of the No Surprises Act, including 81% of Democrats, 71% of Independents, and 72% of Republicans.
- A bipartisan majority of voters are concerned about increasing health care costs given reports that inflation is near a 40-year high.
These polling results are yet another indication that the No Surprises Act is critical for protecting patients and avoiding higher health care costs.
To see a full breakdown of the polling results, click here.