Twenty of the 50 U.S. hospitals that charge the most for their services are located in Florida — and all but one of them are for-profit, according to a study released Monday.
1. Which facility is at the top of the list for charging the most and how many times more do uninsured patients pay as compared to insured patients?
2. Which corporations operate most of the for-profit hospitals on the “price gouging” list?
3. To determine the size of markups, researchers used what Medicare allows for the costs of care. What factors do these costs include?
Sun, L.H. (2015). 50 hospitals charge uninsured more than 10 times cost of care, study finds. The Washington Post, June 8 (Retrievable online at http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/why-some-hospitals-can-get-away-with-price-gouging-patients-study-finds/2015/06/08/b7f5118c-0aeb-11e5-9e39-0db921c47b93_story.html?hpid=z3)