Members from our program, CommonSense American, reviewed a brief on the proposed bills and shared their thoughts with their Members of Congress.
President Trump recently signed into law the legislation Congress passed that ends surprise medical billing with the support of our CommonSense American program!
Americans will no longer receive unexpected bills from out-of-network providers who treated them without their knowledge or consent. Many of these surprise bills ran into thousands, or tens-of-thousands, of dollars.
Members of CommonSense American played a critical role on surprise billing, our first issue, by coming together from across the country and political spectrum to identify measures wise enough to attract support beyond one party or the other. The thousands of our members who reviewed our brief overwhelmingly supported ending this outrageous and unfair practice. The more than 1,500 unique emails sent by these Republicans, Democrats, and independents from every state in the country to their Members of Congress were crucial to getting this across the finish line. So were the more than 150 congressional briefings conducted by our staff reviewing our national results.
The interest group opposition remained fierce to the very end. But everyday Americans kept up the pressure on Congress to act and that made the difference. No group was more effective than CommonSense American at providing fair and balanced information for everyday Americans to form their own opinion and then organizing them to register their views with Congress.
If we accomplished this on our first issue, imagine what we’ll be able to do in the future.