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No Surprises and Allied Organizations to Congress: It is Past Time to Act On Surprise Billing Protections

Thu, September, 17th, 2020

Members of No Surprises: People Against Unfair Medical Bills were joined by leading organizations representing patients, consumers, health equity stakeholders, small businesses, children and families in sending the attached letter to Congressional leadership, urging immediate action to provide consumers protection from surprise medical bills.

Surprise billing was a common and destructive problem prior to the pandemic, and the situation is even more dire now. It is well past time to provide consumers relief from this unfair and often devastating practice, particularly as coronavirus infection rates climb and financial insecurity for families remains at record levels.

This letter was signed by –

  • No Surprises Members: American Kidney Fund, American Medical Student Association, Consumer Reports, Families USA Action, Health Access California, Health Care for America Now (HCAN), Indivisible, MomsRising, National Alliance on Mental Illness, National Consumers League, National Partnership for Women & Families, Public Citizen, Voices for Progress, Young Invincibles.

  • Supporting Organizations: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), Breast Cancer Action, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Center for Public Representation, Children’s Defense Fund – Texas, Coalition on Human Needs, Every Texan (formerly Center for Public Policy Priorities), First Focus Campaign for Children, Kentucky Voices for Health, Missouri Health Care For All, National Birth Equity Collaborative, National Disability Rights Network, National Health Law Program, National Women’s Health Network, New Jersey Citizen Action, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Shriver Center on Poverty Law, Small Business Majority, Tennessee Health Care Campaign, U.S. PIRG, WV Citizen Action Group.

Read the Letter

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