Policy Brief

Policy at a Glance

IHPL develops informative policy briefs regarding pertinent bills being considered by the California State Legislature or the United States Congress. The briefs review the specifics of the bills, examining supporters and opponents, their rationale, and the bills' implications for Seventh-day Adventist health systems. The briefs are available for viewing below. To access previous issues, please visit our archive. 

Policy Briefs

April 2021. The No Surprises Act

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133) contains provisions that aim to limit surprise medical bills and patient liability for cost of out-of-network care in emergency settings. These provisions are collectively referred to as the No Surprises Act.

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