Balance Billing Bill Faces Opposition in State Senate
by Jen Longley
Jul 08, 2019
A bill to stop hospitals from overbilling insured patients faces an uncertain future in the State Senate. Assemblyman David Chiu’s AB1611, crafted in response to reports of egregious ‘balance billing’ practices at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, is facing organized opposition from Hospital administrators, and their powerful lobbyists Statewide, who would prefer the practice not be regulated.