Bill increasing surprise billing protections on its way to becoming law
The Office of Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler | Mar 9, 2022 | Washington
The Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council and Hall Render recently hosted a surprise billing webinar to discuss the implications of these bills and laws currently impacting Texans. Panelists also discussed efforts to mitigate the impacts moving forward and legislation to keep an eye on in upcoming sessions. Panelists included Michael
Assemblymember David Chiu announced on Wednesday that California’s surprise billing legislation is stalled for the year. The bill, AB 1611, was set to be heard in the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday afternoon but was pulled by Chiu, who introduced the bill. AB 1611 would have protected privately-insured patients from
Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray -- the top-ranking Republican and Democrat in the Senate health committee – recently introduced the “Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019.” The bipartisan bill includes 54 different proposals from 65 senators (36 Democrats and 29 Republicans), all aimed at lowering the cost of
Representative Eileen Cody represents Washington’s 34th Legislative District and is the Chair of the House Health and Wellness Committee. Cody has long been a health policy leader in Washington State’s legislature, having worked on issues such as implementation of the Affordable Care Act, mental health parity, and patient safety improvements.
Gov. Jay Inslee today signed Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s request legislation to end surprise medical billing, enacting arguably the strongest law in the country to protect consumers from this unfair practice. The new law (www.leg.wa.gov) protects consumers from getting a surprise bill when they get either emergency services at an
On Wednesday, a poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that a majority of Americans want federal government protections against surprise medical bills. Surprise medical billing occurs most often when an individual is transported to an emergency room by an out-of-network ambulance, when an emergency room is outside of