Hospitals focused their opposition on a provision of the bill that would have limited charges for out-of-network emergency services.
By Ana B. Ibarra, California Healthline|July 11, 2019 at 11:16 AM
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Citing fierce pushback from hospitals, California lawmakers sidelined a bill Wednesday that would have protected some patients from surprise medical bills by limiting how much hospitals could charge them for emergency care.
The legislation, which contributed to the intense national conversation about surprise medical billing, was scheduled to be debated Wednesday in the state Senate Health Committee.
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