An Egregious Example of The Problem With U.S. Healthcare: Sutter Health
This Business Week article on Sutter Health got my blood boiling.
"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."