California sues hospital network over high health costs: The Hill

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California sues hospital network over high health costs: The Hill

“California on Friday sued one of the largest hospitals in the state for ‘anticompetitive practices’ that increase health care costs,” Jessie Hellmann writes at The Hill.  “California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) alleges Sutter Health has used its power to exclude competition and increase prices for patients substantially.  ‘Sutter Health is throwing its weight around in the […]

Health Giant Sutter Destroys Evidence In Crucial Antitrust Case Over High Prices | Kaiser Health News

Health Giant Sutter Destroys Evidence In Crucial Antitrust Case Over High Prices | Kaiser Health News

“Sutter Health intentionally destroyed 192 boxes of documents that employers and labor unions were seeking in a lawsuit that accuses the giant Northern California health system of abusing its market power and charging inflated prices, according to a state judge,” Chad Terhune writes over at Kaiser Health News. “In a ruling this week, San Francisco […]

A $55,000 appendectomy? Hospital accused of gouging

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A $55,000 appendectomy? Hospital accused of gouging

(Updated 2022) How much does an appendectomy cost? Well, that depends. We’re no longer that surprised by shocking hospital bills. But people started talking on Twitter about this viral hospital bill on Imgur, the image sharing service. So I hopped on over: Looks like the person who posted the bills was insured, but still got […]