Hayden Tavoda

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Arbitration, as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution, provide many benefits for all parties when a dispute arises, such as faster results and less expense and time than litigation, and the potential for more qualified finders of fact on a specific topic rather than a jury of peers. In the following case note, Part II will focus on the background of different types of health insurance carriers in the United States, the Knox-Keene Act, and the California Assembly Bill 1611.20 Part III will discuss more specifically the issues that stem from balance billing through explicit cases. Part IV will explore current and proposed solutions to balance billing issues, comparing current legislation that includes arbitration to those offered in the federal arena. Finally, this note will conclude by reviewing the problem and acknowledging proposed solutions’ probabilities of being enacted and their impact on balance billing disputes.