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Health Care Price-Fixing Commission

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: California Medical Association AB3087 (Kaira) PURPOSE AB 3087 would establish a government-run commission with nine political appointees to set the prices that health providers (doctors, hospitals, optometrists, etc.) can charge for services. Physicians are explicitly prohibited from participating on the commission, and the bill would base providers’ pricing off Medicare reimbursement rates. SUMMARY Assembly Bill 3087 (Kalra) is radical …