California’s Surprise Medical Bill Measure Could Start Trend In Other States
The legislation, expected to be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, protects patients from unexpected out-of-network costs.
Passage Of California Surprise-Bill Legislation Could Spur Other States To Act
California medical consumers will enjoy strong new protection against surprise out-of-network medical bills starting next July, under a hard-fought bill overwhelmingly approved by the state legislature this week. It's widely expected that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown will sign it. Under the bipartisan bill, AB 72, authored by Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta, patients who received care in in-network facilities would have to pay only in-network cost sharing. (Meyer, 9/1)