The No Surprises: People Against Unfair Medical Bills campaign brings together organizations representing consumers, patients, and workers to urge Congress to act immediately to ban surprise medical bills. The No Surprises campaign statement of principles articulates how surprise bill legislation can fully protect consumers from surprise bills while ensuring health care costs don’t inflate overall.

Key principles for surprise bill legislation endorsed by the campaign include:

To view the full principles, click here.


Maryanna Clarke, Tennessee

Maryanna’s family had health insurance before the Affordable Care Act. When the Act came along, they switched their insurance to a Marketplace plan. They qualified for a subsidy and found themselves saving several hundreds of dollars every month. They were thrilled, since they were already struggling under the burden of medical debt from a previous […]

Maryanna Clarke

Sonji Wilkes, Colorado

Sonji’s son, Thomas, was born with hemophilia in 2003.  At the time, her family was insured through a company that her husband Nathan helped found.  As soon as Thomas was born, they began having trouble.  The NICU that monitored Thomas right after birth was out-of-network, even though they had checked ahead of time to make […]

Sonji Wilkes

We, the undersigned, call on Congress to support legislation that would end surprise medical bills and hold down health care costs overall. We shouldn’t be left to foot the bill when health care industries disagree.

Claire McAndrew
Director of Campaigns & Partnerships