1 in 5 adults say they or a family member have received an unexpected medical bill in 2022

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One in 5 U.S. adults say they have received an unexpected medical bill this year, according to a new Morning Consult survey that underscores the prevalence of sticker shock in health care — even after federal efforts to combat it.

The federal ban on surprise medical billing, which went into effect Jan. 1, bars payers from charging privately insured patients the balance when they seek emergency services or receive care that isn’t covered at an in-network facility without realizing it. Health insurers say the bipartisan No Surprises Act prevented more than 2 million potential surprise bills from reaching commercially insured patients in the first two months of the year.

Author: Morning Consult