Obama administration lifts veil on hospital pricesSubmitted by Redgyl on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 19:45
We get to see how much some hospitals charge for their services! I read a book once that said that insurance companies are happy to pay for exorbitant prices, because those prices make their services essential.
The United States spends more per capita on health care than any developed nation but isn’t healthier for it. American hospitals outperform their international peers on some health measures, such as breast and colorectal cancer survival rates, according to an analysis by the Commonwealth Fund.
But it has among the highest rates of potentially preventable deaths from asthma and amputations due to diabetes, and rates that are no better than average for in-hospital deaths from heart attack and stroke, the group found.