A recent poll conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing (CASMB) found that a bipartisan majority of voters with employer-provided health coverage are concerned about current attempts by certain providers and private-equity backed groups to weaken the No Surprises Act (NSA).
Key findings included:
- A majority of voters with employer health insurance are concerned that lawsuits from some physician and hospital organizations could delay or overturn the patient protections in the No Surprises Act (73%) and increase health care costs for patients (78%).
- Concern spans a majority of Democrat, Republican, and independent voters with employer-provided coverage.
- Considering private equity-backed groups lobbying against the No Surprises Act, a majority of voters with employer health insurance are concerned the new coalition of private equity groups will lobby to weaken the patient protections included in the No Surprises Act (82%), and lobby against provisions of the Act that protect patients from higher health care costs (82%).
- Concern spans a majority of Democrat, Republican, and independent voters with employer health insurance.
- Additionally, more than 9 in 10 (92%) voters with employer health insurance are concerned about increasing health care costs considering inflation.
These polling results are yet another indication that the No Surprises Act is critical for protecting patient interests and avoiding higher health care costs.
To see a full breakdown of the polling results, click here.