Last year, Congress finally passed provisions of the “No Surprises Act”, protecting patients from being directly charged for services gone underpaid by insurers. No surprise here, but insurance companies have figured out a way to undermine the implementation of the No Surprises Act by using their lobbying influence to change the rules in their favor. As a result, essential healthcare providers — especially those in emergency departments who saw 15-27% revenue decreases during the pandemic — will be faced with even more extreme deficits while insurers have seen the profits increase as much as 580%.
This could spell disaster for our national emergency care network.
Implementation of rules like this will lead to…
Staff shortages cause longer waits at the ER.
You may not find available EMS services in your area.
You may have nowhere to go at all in an emergency!
Together we can stop surprise bills and the big insurance lobby from undermining laws to pad their profits!