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An Egregious Example of The Problem With U.S. Healthcare: Sutter Health

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August 28, 2010 – Comments (1)

This Business Week article on Sutter Health got my blood boiling.

Some quotes:

"Sutter Health, the non-profit that owns Sutter Davis, charges 40 percent to 70 percent more than its rivals for a typical procedure, and it requires insurers to keep its rates secret"

"Higher prices for medical services stemming from hospital mergers that took place from 1997 to 2006 add $12 billion to annual health costs, according to a study last year by Cory Capps, a former Justice Dept. economist."

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_36/b4193015983853.htm

 

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#1) On August 28, 2010 at 7:27 PM, devoish (98.56) wrote:

So the question is: does Sutter Health charge appropriately while the smaller hospitals are getting squeezed by insurers?

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