New data: the No Surprises Act is protecting millions of families from surprise medical bills

Friday, May, 27th, 2022

Newly released numbers from AHIP and Blue Cross Blue Shield of America show the No Surprises Act is preventing 1 million surprise bills a month. This is what the law was intended to do once it went into effect January 1— finally take action and protect consumers from the predatory practice of surprise billing. This […]

Families USA Action: Federal Judge’s Decision to Strike Down Critical Protection in Surprise Billing Law Puts Profits over Patients and Families

Wednesday, February, 23rd, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jane Sheehan, Director of Federal Relations at Families USA, issued the following statement after a federal court in Texas struck down part of the federal law banning surprise medical bills: “The decision in Texas Medical Association v. the United States Department of Health and Human Services is extremely disappointing and puts the […]

Families USA Action continues to advocate for consumer protection, proper implementation of the No Surprises Act with Part 2 rulemaking comments.

Thursday, September, 30th, 2021

Earlier today Families USA Action sent this to the media: We wanted to drop you a note to share Families USA Action’s perspective on the surprise medical bills interim final rule (IFR) issued by the Biden administration today – the third under the No Surprises Act, which FUSA strongly supported when Congress passed it last […]

Reporter’s Note: Diverse Stakeholders Urge Rulemakers to Ensure No Surprises Act Implementation Protects Patients and Decreases Health Care Costs

Monday, June, 14th, 2021

MEDIA AVAILABILITY- To speak with Jane Sheehan, Director of Federal Relations, about the letter, please contact Lisa Holland at lholland@familiesusa.org.    Diverse Stakeholders Urge Rulemakers to Ensure No Surprises Act Implementation Protects Patients and Decreases Health Care Costs  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, […]

Statement: At Long Last, Consumers and Their Families Will be Protected from Egregious Surprise Medical Bills

Tuesday, December, 22nd, 2020

The undersigned members of the No Surprises campaign applaud Congress for passing bipartisan legislation that will put the unfair and harmful practice of surprise billing to an end. Out-of-network balance billing has plagued consumers for decades and has left families on the hook for hundreds, thousands, and tens of thousands of dollars of bills they […]

Bipartisan Compromise on Legislation to End Surprise Medical Bills is One Vital Piece of the Puzzle for Protecting Consumers

Wednesday, December, 16th, 2020

The undersigned members of the No Surprises campaign believe that the bipartisan surprise billing compromise announced by the key committees of jurisdiction on December 11 represents a critical step forward in protecting consumers from egregious surprise medical bills. It is critical that Congress fulfills its promise to consumers and passes surprise billing protections as part […]

Statement: Agreement Coming Together – Congress Must Enact Protections for Families from Surprise Medical Bills Before the End of the Year

Friday, December, 11th, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Frederick Isasi, Executive Director of Families USA Action, released the following statement regarding reports that Congressional leaders are nearing a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on legislation to end surprise medical bills We welcome news that key Committees of jurisdiction in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are making progress on a path forward for protecting consumers from surprise medical bills.  […]

Congress Letting Our Nation Down: New Poll Shows Nearly 90% of Voters Want Congress to Act Immediately to Pass Legislation to Protect Patients from Surprise Medical Bills

Wednesday, November, 13th, 2019

https://familiesusa.org/press-releases/congress-letting-our-nation-down-new-poll-shows-nearly-90-of-voters-want-congress-to-act-immediately-to-pass-legislation-to-protect-patients-from-surprise-medical-bills/

Congress Needs to Act Immediately to Stop Surprise Medical Bills, Says National Campaign

Thursday, September, 26th, 2019

https://familiesusa.org/press-releases/congress-needs-to-act-immediately-to-stop-surprise-medical-bills-says-national-campaign/

Oppose the Ruiz Amendment and Support the Underlying Surprise Billing Legislation

Wednesday, July, 17th, 2019

https://familiesusa.org/press-releases/statement-oppose-ruiz-amendment-and-support-underlying-surprise-billing/

Senate Leaders Put People before Politics with Bipartisan Effort to Address Surprise Medical Bills and other Health Priorities

Wednesday, June, 19th, 2019

https://familiesusa.org/press-releases/statement-senate-leaders-put-people-politics-bipartisan-effort-address-surprise/

Families USA applauds members of the U.S. Senate Bipartisan Working Group for introducing the STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act

Friday, May, 17th, 2019

https://familiesusa.org/press-releases/statement-families-usa-applauds-members-us-senate-bipartisan-working-group/

Energy and Commerce Committee‘s Draft Legislation Will Provide Critical Protection for Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills

Wednesday, May, 15th, 2019

https://familiesusa.org/press-releases/statement-energy-and-commerce-committees-draft-legislation-will-provide-critical-protection-for-consumers-from-surprise-medical-bills/

Frederick Isasi Will Testify at the House Education and Labor Committee Hearing on Surprise Medical Bills– Will Tell Congress that “Distorted Economic Incentives in the Health Care Sector are Overwhelming the Interests of Patients and Families”

Monday, April, 1st, 2019

https://familiesusa.org/press-releases/statement-frederick-isasi-will-testify-at-the-house-education-and-labor-committee-hearing-on-surprise-medical-bills-will-tell-congress-that-distorted-economic-incentives-in-the-heal/