ALG urges HHS Secretary Becerra to follow the No Surprises Act law

March 18, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to follow the terms of the No Surprises Act law after a federal judge struck the down the law’s implementation:

“Secretary Becerra and the Biden administration sided with big insurance companies by using the rulemaking process to turn the bipartisan No Surprises Act into government price controls by another name. Thanks to Becerra’s incompetence, a federal court threw out those rules and told HHS to go back to the drawing board to implement the law the way Congress intended. Any lawmaker who supported the No Surprises Act should be furious that Becerra tried to turn it into a giveaway to insurers by adopting price controls that would shut down rural hospitals and make it harder for patients to see a doctor when they need one.”

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