Community Benefit

Pending
AB 2297 (Friedman, D-Burbank)
Oppose Unless Amended
Passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 25. Aug. 5 hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

AB 2297 would prohibit hospitals from considering patients’ monetary assets when determining eligibility for charity care or discount payments or imposing a time limit on eligibility.  

Vanessa Gonzalez

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7670

Trina Gonzalez

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7543
Pending
SB 1061 (Limón, D-Santa Barbara)
Neutral
Passed the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee on July 1. To be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

SB 1061 would prohibit consumer credit reporting agencies from including medical debt in consumer credit reports and would also prohibit a health care provider from furnishing information regarding a medical debt to a consumer credit reporting agency. The bill also requires hospitals to maintain all documents related to an individual’s medical debt, including litigation documents.

Mark Farouk

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7673

Trina Gonzalez

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7543