End Surprise Medical Bills Now — Tell Your State Senator to VOTE YES on the Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Act!

New Jersey’s State Senate votes tomorrow (6/29) on S1285, the Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Act. This bill will protect patients from surprise medical bills when they unexpectedly receive care from out-of-network providers. Tell your State Senator to VOTE YES ON S1285!

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Your talking points:

  • Surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers are unfair and extremely stressful for patients who are already dealing with difficult health issues.
  • Large out-of-network medical bills for state employees cost the state of New Jersey hundreds of millions of dollars a year. The state can save a lot of money if we stop these unfair charges.
  • Share your personal story about surprise medical bills.
  • Vote YES on S1285!

Nearly everyone has a story like this: making it through a medical crisis only to receive a sky-high surprise bill from an out-of-network provider. Even after you did your homework and chose an in-network hospital and doctor. This is not just a stressful situation — consumers end up with bad credit and owing thousands of dollars.

New Jersey is poised to become a national leader in protecting consumers from surprise medical bills. Tomorrow (6/29), the State Senate will vote on S1285, a bill that will increase transparency in medical billing and network participation. The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act is supported by the health care industry, as well as consumer advocates like New Jersey Citizen Action, AARP NJ, New Jersey Policy Perspective, and New Jersey for Healthcare.

Contact your State Senator before 2pm on Thursday, June 29th, and tell them to VOTE YES ON S1285!

(Don’t like making phone calls? No problem! Call tonight and leave a voicemail. Or send an email. Click on your state senator’s name on this list, then select “Contact your Legislator(s)”. )