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Protect Our Care Applauds Democratic Leadership for Shielding Millions of Patients From Surprise Medical Bills

By May 25, 2022No Comments

Washington, DC —This week, major insurers released a new report showing that the No Surprises Act saved patients from 2 million surprise bills in just the first two months of implementation. The No Surprises Act was championed by Democratic leadership, including Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ-06) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and it has been implemented by the Biden administration. In response, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement: 

“For decades, surprise bills have plagued the U.S. health care system and left countless families in financial distress. Now, thanks to health care champions in Congress, millions of patients are shielded from this egregious billing practice. This victory would not be possible without the tireless work of Democratic leadership and President Biden, who have done everything in their power to protect patients and expand access to affordable care. While there is more work to be done, this legislation has lowered costs and provided meaningful relief for millions of families.”