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Research shows that as hospitals fall under fewer ownership umbrellas, prices can rise — and at... more »
posted 10/25/19

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Consolidation is changing heatlh care — and how much it costs — in almost every corner of the country.
Annual hospital financial reports highlight one big-picture health care trend across California: Hospitals are making increasingly higher profits on commercially insured patients, while they’re suffering steeper losses on Medicare patients.  
"We live in a health care desert. There's no other way to say it," on Central Coast resident said. "We are basically beholden to two major health care companies."