Measure To Protect Patients From Surprise Medical Bills Clears Both State Houses
Under the legislation, the consumer would pay only what an in-network provider would charge.
Measure To Prevent 'Surprise' Medical Bills Heads To Gov. Brown
Legislation that would offer Californians protection against "surprise" medical bills has cleared both state houses and is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown. Surprise medical bills happen when patients seek care from a facility within their health insurance network but then unknowingly receive services from an out-of-network provider, such as an anesthesiologist, who's not covered by their insurance. (O'Neill, 8/31)
Lawmakers Pass Measure To End Surprise Out-Of-Network Medical Bills
The California Assembly passed AB 72 late this afternoon. The bill heads next to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. It passed by a huge margin with bipartisan support, unlike a similar bill last year which stalled by three votes on the last day of the 2015 legislative session. (Klivans, 8/31)