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.

Families USA Action
Americans for Financial Reform
American Kidney Fund
Arthritis Foundation
Community Catalyst
Consumer Reports
Health Care for America Now
National Consumers League
National Partnership for Women & Families
Public Citizen
Voices for Progress

Maryanna Clarke, Tennessee

On September 21, 2014, while out running alone, Maryanna fell and severely broke her right humerus. It was broken completely through, and one of the pieces had splintered. Her first call was to her husband, then 911. She was taken to the nearest trauma center- which turned out to be an out-of-network hospital. Maryanna got […]

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