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Chiu, Wiener’s attempt to stop suffering from unfair hospital billing moving forward
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco General Hospital’s recent announcement that it will no longer stick patients with huge, unfair bills if their insurance companies don’t pay the hospital’s crazy prices was great news. But it’s not the end of the story — not even close.

While the hospital did the right thing after months of media scrutiny, the practice of “balance billing” is a problem nationwide, and frankly, it’s one big reason single-payer health care makes sense.