resources_category: Letters of Support

Consumers, Workers, Employers: Defend the No Surprises Act

Tue, June, 28th, 2022

Today, 68 organizations representing patients, consumers, unions, and employers sent this letter to the Biden Administration, urging them to stand firm in defending the No Surprises Act. The No Surprises Act is a notable example of broad, bipartisan health care reform legislation. It has already protected millions of Americans from surprise medical bills, and, if implemented according to congress... read more.

Consumers, Patients, Workers, and Employers Urge Administration to Keep Surprise Billing Protections Strong

Mon, April, 11th, 2022

Families USA and nearly 70 other organizations representing consumers, patients, workers, and employers sent the attached letter to the Biden administration expressing concern about recent lawsuits that seek to weaken the landmark No Surprises Act. Specifically, the stakeholders are concerned with the recent ruling in Texas Medical Association v. the United States Department of Health and Human... read more.

Consumer Comments on No Surprises Act Part II Interim Final Rule

Mon, December, 6th, 2021

Today, Families USA Action led 25 organizations in submitting comments to the administration on the most recent rulemaking that will implement the landmark No Surprises Act. The letter was signed by national, state, and regional organizations representing patients and consumers who have been plagued by the uncertainty and financial burden of surprise medical bills. The administration’s recent ru... read more.

Consumers, Unions, Employers Urge Administration to Keep Surprise Billing Protections Strong

Wed, November, 17th, 2021

On November 16, over 60 organizations representing consumers, employers, and working people sent a letter thanking the Biden Administration for their ongoing efforts to protect patients from surprise bills, and supporting the recent regulations to implement the bipartisan No Surprises Act. Click here to read the Letter.... read more.

Consumers, Workers, and Patients Thank Administration for Strong No Surprises Act Regulations

Mon, October, 25th, 2021

This week, Families USA Action, AFL-CIO, and U.S. PIRG sent the attached letter to the secretaries of Health, Labor, and Treasury, praising the administration for faithfully implementing the bipartisan No Surprises Act with rulemaking that both protects patients from the out-of-pocket costs of egregious surprise medical bills and ensures fair, not inflationary, payment to out-of-network providers ... read more.

Consumer Comments on No Surprises Act Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Enforcement and Air Ambulance

Mon, October, 18th, 2021

On October 18, Families USA Action led nearly 20 organizations in submitting comments to the administration on the notice of proposed rulemaking that will help implement the landmark No Surprises Act, "Requirements Related to Air Ambulance Services, Agent and Broker Disclosures, and Provider Enforcement." The letter was signed by national, state, and regional organizations representing patients an... read more.

Consumer Comments on No Surprises Act Part I Rulemaking

Tue, September, 7th, 2021

Families USA Action led 27 organizations in submitting comments to the administration on the first set of rulemaking that will implement the landmark No Surprises Act. The letter was signed by national, state, and regional organizations representing patients and consumers who have been plagued by the uncertainty and financial burden of surprise medical bills. Signers include MomsRising, Community ... read more.

Consumer-Employer Letter on Implementing the No Surprises Act

Tue, June, 8th, 2021

In order to ensure that the No Surprises Act is implemented in a way that protects patients and lowers health care costs, nearly 50 organizations representing consumers, employers, patients, and workers have sent the attached letter to the Biden administration. The groups are specifically asking the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury to follow through on the promise of t... read more.

Consumers, Unions, Employers Urge Congress to End Surprise Billing Now

Mon, November, 30th, 2020

This letter was signed by 63 national, state, and regional organizations, including some members of the No Surprises coalition, imploring Congress to pass a comprehensive solution to surprise medical billing before the end of this Congress. For the first time, health care consumer and labor groups have joined on the same letter with employers and purchasers in making this simple ask to Congress…... read more.

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 ... read more.

No Surprises Letter: Congress Must Act Now to End Surprise Bills

Thu, July, 16th, 2020

Members of No Surprises: People Against Unfair Medical Bills, representing patients, consumers, and workers, are calling for an overdue end to surprise medical bills in the next pandemic relief legislation. Unanticipated health care costs, like surprise medical bills, financially devastate families and create a chilling effect on the willingness and ability of families to seek screening and treat... read more.

No Surprises Letter: Congress Should Include Surprise Billing Protections in Pandemic Response

Wed, April, 22nd, 2020

Member organizations of No Surprises: People Against Unfair Medical Bills, representing patients, consumers, and workers, sent this letter to policymakers on Capitol Hill, urging them to protect families from further financial uncertainty as they seek health care services by banning surprise out-of-network bills in the next novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response. Ending surprise bills for consumer... read more.

No Surprises Coalition Letter to Committee Leadership

Wed, February, 26th, 2020

Undersigned members of No Surprises: People Against Unfair Medical Bills sent this letter to committee leaders on Capitol Hill who are negotiating a deal to address surprise medical bills. As the committees come together to negotiate a final bill, we urge them to place the needs of families before health care special interest groups and swiftly act to finalize and advance compromise legislation th... read more.

No Surprises Campaign Letter to the Education and Labor and Ways and Means Committees

Tue, February, 11th, 2020

Members of the No Surprises: People Against Unfair Medical Bills, sent this letter to Capitol Hill in advance of committee consideration of legislation by the Education and Labor and Ways and Means Committees. No Surprises urges members to advance legislation that finally stops the heinous practice of surprise billing, protects consumers across all health plans and provider settings, and holds he... read more.

Sign-On Letter to Congress: Pass Surprise Billing Legislation by End of Year

Tue, November, 12th, 2019

Members of the No Surprises Campaign were joined by over 50 allied organizations in signing this letter calling on Congress to pass comprehensive legislation to ban surprise billing by the end of the year. No Surprises campaign members who signed the letter include: Families USA, AFSCME, American Kidney Fund, American Medical Student Association, Arthritis Foundation, Community Catalyst, Consume... read more.

Consumer Groups Letter on Surprise Bills to House of Representatives

Thu, September, 26th, 2019

Families USA and 17 other consumer groups sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging passage of surprise bill legislation that fully protects consumers while preventing inflation in health care costs. The letter articulates key principles, including that a payment mechanism between insurers and providers should not be based on or factor in providers’ billed charges. Read the le... read more.

Families USA’s Letter to Capitol Hill on Support for Surprise Billing Legislation

Thu, September, 26th, 2019

https://familiesusa.org/resources/families-usas-letter-to-capitol-hill-on-support-for-surprise-billing-legislation/ read more.

Stay Up To Date

Now that the No Surprises Act protections are in effect, we continue to provide resources about the statute. See our resources tab to learn more about the new law and our efforts to keep it strong for consumers. You can also visit the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ website on the law for more information: https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

Contact the No Surprises Campaign

Jane Sheehan, Director of Federal Relations
JSheehan@familiesusa.org