Legislation


HB 1616 – Washington

Status: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2022
Link: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1616&Year=2021&Initiative=false

Establishes minimum charity care requirements for hospitals such that patients below 300 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) receive coverage for the full amount of their charges, patients from 301 percent
up to 350 percent of the FPL receive coverage for 75 percent of their charges, and patients from 351 percent up to 400 percent of the FPL receive coverage for 50 percent of their charges; Expands the application of hospital charity care requirements to include clinics affiliated with a hospital.

Key Issues: HEALTHCARE COSTS

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