Consumer-Employer letter urges strong rules for No Surprises Act
Surprise billing protections are key to keeping down health costs for consumers and the overall health system
Almost 50 consumer and employer groups signed a letter asking the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury to write clear rules that will ensure strong implementation of the No Surprises Act. The goal of the law is to ban surprise medical billing and keep overall costs down. For too long, consumers have not been able to avoid surprise out-of-network medical bills which increase out-of-pocket costs and result in higher costs to health plans which can later show up as increased consumer premiums. The letter underscores the importance of Congressional intent to protect consumers through this law. Among the broad group of signers are PIRG,, American Benefits Council, AFL-CIO, the ERISA Industry Committee, Families USA Action, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Purchaser Business Group on Health.
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