Kaiser Health News Features HCFO Study Findings on California Fair Pricing Law and the Uninsured

Publication Date: 
June 3, 2013

Kaiser Health News featured findings from a HCFO-funded study by Glenn Melnick, Ph.D., University of Southern California. Melnick and Fonkych found that the California law intended to protect uninsured patients from unfair hospital charges resulted in lower bills for many of these patients. Melnick noted that the findings may help inform other states seeking to implement similar reforms to protect the uninsured.