Mega-hospitals contribute to high health costs – Reporter.net: Opinion

THE SOVEREIGN PATIENT

MUHC-SuperhospitalThe Indiana Policy Review recently compared the bill for a hernia operation at an Indianapolis hospital with the price for the same procedure advertised online by a small entrepreneurial surgery center in Oklahoma. The Indiana hospital received $21,112.81 from the patient and his insurance company. The surgery could have been performed for 85 percent less in Oklahoma. What’s more, the patient would have been guaranteed the price before surgery.

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