Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Statement on Texas’ Court Decision on the No Surprises Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Executive Vice President of External Affairs Sean Robbins issued the following statement in response to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas’ decision in Texas Medical Association v. the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

“The No Surprises Act protects patients from costly and unanticipated surprise medical bills. This lawsuit could have real implications, and the Texas court’s decision risks the affordability and accessibility of health care for everyone. The American people want affordability in the health care system, and they support Congress’s actions in passing the No Surprises Act. We disagree with this lawsuit and will continue to support the administration’s approach in the interim final rule.”

In January 2022, BCBSA submitted an amicus brief in the lawsuit.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 35 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.