"Lame duck" session: When Congress reconvenes in an even-numbered year following the November general elections to consider various items of business. Some lawmakers who return for this session will not be in the next Congress. Hence, they are informally called "lame duck" members participating in a "lame duck" session.
Now is the time for Congress to take action to protect patients from financially crippling surprise medical bills. Advocates like you have spent months telling Congress to protect patients but they still haven’t acted, and they’re running out of time.
Recent research shows that we literally cannot afford to continue waiting as more than 10,000 Americans receive a surprise medical bill per day and nearly 50% of Americans say that fear of receiving a surprise bill has kept them from seeking medical care! Quite simply, surprise medical bills are a HUGE problem and are negatively impacting the health of our nation.
Even if you’ve already contacted your lawmakers, please take just 30 seconds to send this updated, pre-filled email to your members of Congress urging them to pass legislation that protects patients from financially crippling surprise medical bills during the “lame duck” session of Congress.
Swift action now would protect millions of Americans across the country. Please help us make this a reality by contacting your Members of Congress today!