Many Hospitals Charging 10 Times More Than Actual Costs

Data recently released by the nation’s largest nurses organization stated that hospital costs are on the rise, and hospitals are overcharging many Americans. The data suggests that some hospitals are charging more than ten times the amount of cost for care, approximately $1,200 to every $100 of their actual care costs. Jean Ross, RN, co-president of National Nurses United said, “such inflated practices continue to price far too many Americans out of access to needed medical care or expose them to financial ruin. It’s long past time to rein in the price gouging, and recognize that a healthcare system based on profiteering puts all of us at risk.” More here

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