TELL REGULATORS AT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra,
The No Surprises Act will go into effect in January 2022 to protect consumers from surprise medical bills. We need you to write strong rules to protect us from out-of-network medical bills that we cannot avoid. And we need rules that give the states clear enforcement power to stop providers from sending these unfair and expensive bills.
Because we don't want to see increases in our insurance premiums, we also need you to establish a smart arbitration system that won't inflate health care costs, which would simply shift costs right back on us. We're calling on you to close the loopholes and protect us from surprise medical bills.