This bill would reduce to the Medicare rate the amount private insurance companies reimburse dialysis clinics.
|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.
Edmund G. Brown Jr.