Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressing optimism about attacking a problem that has affected 57 percent of American adults,
Nearly a hundred rural hospitals in the United States have closed since 2010. Another 600-plus rural hospitals are at risk of closing,
Hospitals are using dramatic TV spots to attract lucrative patients into their hospitals as health care costs and industry competition escalate.
Using the tool is as easy as searching by procedure or treatment and entering a ZIP code to compare costs.
Instead of starting with the hospital’s list price and negotiating down for discounts, Montana began telling these facilities how much it was willing to pay — a “reference price” — for each type of hospitalization.