The ajc had a similar article on the cost of hip or knee replacements at different hospitals in the area—ranged from about $29,000 to $91,000. And, yes, the most expensive was the one that handles a ton of non insured/illegals in the areaa.
So...if you get a knee replacement at the more expensive hospital, SOMEONE should be able to WRITE OFF as a GIFT the difference!
So then it' a good thing that the prices became available so patients could avoid those hospitals that are out to rip them off.
Exactly! Somebody has to pay for all the “free” (mandated by federal law) medical procedures done on those “poor” unable-to-pay indigent and/or illegal alien patients. (As well as those who choose not to have insurance cause somebody else has to pay for it.) Otherwise those hospitals go broke.