Aug 4

SB 1156 takes California back to the bad old days

by Theodore M. Mazer, Desert Sun

Not long ago, health insurance companies limited access to insurance and quality health care for millions of Californians, using notorious practices like post-claim underwriting to deny patients care the moment they got sick.

Frighteningly, a new bill introduced in Sacramento would drag us back to that past, giving insurance companies broad new powers to decide which kidney dialysis patients would be allowed to keep private insurance coverage for treatment, and which ones would not, based on how their premiums are financed.

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