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Old 20th November 2019, 03:59 AM   #272
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Originally Posted by Bob001 View Post
And do the patients benefit from the reduced costs, or does it just allow the hospital to pocket more of the fee?
I'm sure it'll depend on the hospital. Hospitals tend to extract as much wealth as possible for themselves, though.

There's a reason it's the hospital association doing this:

https://theintercept.com/2019/10/15/...ospital-tenet/

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DOCUMENTS REVEAL HOSPITAL INDUSTRY IS LEADING FIGHT AGAINST MEDICARE FOR ALL
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INVESTOR-OWNED HOSPITALS are leading the fight against the creation of a comprehensive, universal health care system, according to corporate filings reviewed by MapLight and The Intercept.

Tenet Healthcare, the nation’s third-largest investor-owned operator of hospitals, has donated nearly $630,000 to the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, or PAHCF, a dark-money organization created last year to erode public support for Medicare for All, a government-run plan that would provide health care for all Americans.
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