Private Equity Firms Exploit Patients

Seeking Emergency Care

The growing presence of private equity-backed providers is becoming an all too common influence in the health system – and one of the leading drivers behind egregious surprise medical bills that bankrupt families across the country. Learn more about how private equity firms exploit the market at the expense of patients – and why surprise medical billing reforms need to address the soaring cost of these bills.

Coalition Statement on House HEROES Legislation

Washington, DC - Following the release of the latest COVID relief legislation from the U.S. House of Representatives, the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing issued the following statement: “Establishing guardrails to prevent surprise medical bills from private...

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When Private Equity Knocks On Your Door

New Television Ad Exposes The Cost Consequences From Private Equity’s Proposed Surprise Billing Fix Washington, D.C. – At a time when private equity firms are driving a growing number of American families into bankruptcy from surprise medical bills, a new television...

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The Cost and Perils of Arbitration

Leading policy experts and organizations representing consumers, employers and unions have urged Congress to stop discriminatory pricing from bad actors and pursue reforms that would lower costs for millions of Americans. Importantly, everyone agrees that protecting...

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JAMA Op-ed: Surprise Billing In Surgery Time For Action

Below are excerpts from an op-ed published in JAMA. JAMA Op-ed: Surprise Billing In Surgery Time For Action By Karen E. Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH; Edward Livingston, MD   "'Surprise' billing occurs when patients with health insurance receive care from a clinician or...

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