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Increasing Healthcare Pricing Transparency with SB 343

Our Political Work

Increasing Healthcare Pricing Transparency with SB 343

Because Kaiser Permanente is both a non-profit healthcare provider and an insurer, for years it has enjoyed special exceptions to the normal reporting requirements that all healthcare providers must make, making it nearly impossible to understand why Kaiser rates keep going up year after year. In September 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 343 to change that. Sponsored by Senator Dr. Richard Pan, SB343 makes Kaiser play by the same rules as other healthcare providers, putting a check on runaway healthcare costs. Download the fact sheet to learn more.