Everyone in America deserves affordable, high-quality coverage and care, and control over their health care choices. Surprise medical bills undermine these values, putting the health and financial stability of millions of patients at risk every year. As organizations representing America’s employers, unions and health insurance providers, we all have a role to play in ensuring that patients are informed, engaged, and protected from excessive costs.
The No Surprises Act has already made a huge difference in protecting patients from surprise medical bills, preventing over 9 million bills in the first 9 months of implementation. While the passage of the No Surprises Act was a first step towards safeguarding patients from surprise medical billing, maintaining these protections is equally important so patients and families see the full benefits of the law. As lawsuits continue to target these essential patient protections, it is critical the administration stay the course to protect patients and lower health care costs, just as Congress intended when they enacted the No Surprises Act.
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