Healthcare Service Plans: Third Party Payments

SB-1156

session 2017-2018
priority Standard
Author Leyva
position Oppose
Letter View Letter

This bill would reduce to the Medicare rate the amount private insurance companies reimburse dialysis clinics.

Veto Message:

To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 1156 without my signature.

I believe, however, that this bill goes too far as it would permit health plans and insurers to refuse premium assistance payments and to choose which patients they will cover. I encourage all stakeholders to continue to work to together to find a more narrowly tailored solution that ensures patients’ access to coverage.

Sincerely,

Edmund G. Brown Jr.