On May 28, as part of the Partnership for the Employer-Sponsored Coverage, ABC signed on to a letter to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee supporting legislation to combat surprise billing in health care and providing key insight on the committee’s draft proposals.

Earlier this month, the committee released a draft bipartisan proposal, the No Surprises Act, which would protect patients from surprise costs by prohibiting balance billing in all emergency services, increase transparency so consumers can better understand their insurance coverage and set a minimum payment standard for out-of-network claims disputes, among other proposals.

ABC believes it is crucial to maintain affordable employer-based coverage for companies and urges Congress to maintain this bipartisan effort to address rising health care costs for ABC members and their employees.