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Stop Surprise Medical Bills!

Join the No Surprises coalition in support of the recent federal rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would prevent patients from being saddled with surprise medical bills and protect them from rising health costs.

Congress passed the No Surprises Act last year to protect consumers and make access to health care more affordable, and the recent rule would help achieve those goals. Join us in letting the Secretary of Health and Human Services know you support an arbitration process that is centered on price in a given area and will prevent patients from being saddled with surprise medical bills and higher insurance premiums.

Secretary Becerra has to ensure that the final rule maintains strong protections for consumers and the consumer isn’t drowned out by special interests and corporate CEOs. Please add your voice to the others who want more consumer protections and safeguard the strong provisions included in the interim final rule from HHS.


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Petition language:

Dear Secretary Becerra:

We the undersigned are among the majority of Americans who believe that patients deserve protections from unexpected and costly medical bills. We believe that patients should not live in fear of financial instability or ruin because they choose to seek out health care. We thank you and your staff for the recent federal rulemaking, which we believe faithfully follows the Congressional intent behind the bipartisan No Surprises Act and holds patients harmless from surprise medical bills while keeping downward pressure on health care costs.

We would like to commend the administration and highlight key components of the recent interim final rule, including the design of the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process that will settle payments between providers and insurers. Specifically, we appreciate that the primary consideration in the IDR process is based on local, in-network rates. This central market-driven value for reimbursement negotiations will ensure fair payment to providers, while helping to reduce overall health care costs for patients.

Congress enacted the No Surprises Act to protect consumers and make access to health care more affordable, and we believe that your recent rulemaking as written would help achieve those goals. Thank you for your continued work on the implementation of this critical law.

Best,
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