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Proposed law would end surprise ER bills

A trip to the emergency room can cost you thousands of dollars more than you expected.

Now, a few California lawmakers are working to put an end to surprise ER bills.

Even if a patient pays for private insurance, an ambulance might transport him or her to a hospital not covered under a patient’s insurance plan. In that case, the patient could end up with a lot of financial pain.

AB 1611 would prevent California hospitals from charging ER patients outside their regular co-pay or deductible even if the hospital is out-of-network.