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You misinterpret what is happening.
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:38pm

Hospitals jack up prices in anticipation that Medicare assignment will reduce them.

Hospitals are famous for gross overcharges. $25 for an aspirin tablet, etc. $5000 per day for a room alone.

Hospitals are so bloated with money that it is a scandal.


  • They tell the whole story. They show what the health care provider billed Medicare and what Medicare paid. In most cases, Medicare pays from about 8% to 15% to the health care provider. You don't get ... more
    • You misinterpret what is happening. — DFM, Thu Jun 29 6:38pm
      • I know exactly what's happening ...Mondo Fuego™, Fri Jun 30 9:06am
        I know that hospitals jack up prices to cover losses from indigents and people who do not pay. But, hospitals have some real costs: They employ a huge number of people. Employee payroll taxes,... more
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