Healthcare Cost

California statewide law is protecting consumers

When patients have done all they can to stay within their medical network, they deserve protection from unanticipated or surprise medical bills. In 2017, California enacted a statewide surprise billing law aimed at protecting consumers while providing fair reimbursement to healthcare professionals. New reports show the law is working to protect consumers without raising costs, while increasing the breadth of health plan networks. Key lessons can be learned from the law to help inform federal action.

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California statewide law is protecting consumers

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