New Arizona law offers consumers relief from surprise doctor bills

Arizona consumers could get some limited relief from surprise medical bills that exceed $1,000 under legislation approved by the state Legislature.

Senate Bill 1441, sponsored by Sen. Debbie Lesko, R- Peoria, passed a contentious House committee hearing last week before sailing through the Senate. Gov. Doug Ducey signed the bill into law Monday.

The measure seeks to limit the financial exposure of consumers who get care from a hospital or doctor…

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By Ken Alltucker, The Republic, azcentral.com