Study: Market Power Drives up Hospital Prices

Hospital costs for those who are privately insured vary widely and are much higher than Medicare payment rates, a new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) found.

Within the communities studied, hospital prices for privately-insured patients were found to be approximately one-and-a-half times the Medicare rates for inpatient care, and twice what Medicare pays for outpatient services.

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