Legislation


AB 1015 (see companion bill SB 880) – Wisconsin

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2018
Link: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/proposals/reg/asm/bill/ab1015

This bill prohibits hospitals from charging uninsured patients whose family income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty line a rate for emergency services that exceeds 115 percent of the allowable charges under the federal Medicare program for those services. Under the bill, an uninsured patient is defined as a hospital patient who is a resident of this state, is not covered under a policy of health insurance, and is not a beneficiary under a public or private health insurance, health benefit, or other health coverage program.

Key Issues: HEALTHCARE COSTS

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