Month: December 2021

California’s Separate and Unequal Healthcare System and How Sacramento May Only Be Making It Worse.

Article by Paul Y. Song, MD Over the past two years, there have been countless tragic stories about the separate and unequal nature of Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid system). These reports have highlighted numerous disadvantages, overall difficulties, financial hardships, and outrageous delays that far too many Californians and especially those from communites of color face. From …

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Shining a light on murky hospital markups

By: DAVID LAZARUS Ridiculous, seemingly arbitrary price markups are a defining characteristic of the $4-trillion U.S. healthcare system — and a key reason Americans pay more for treatment than anyone else in the world. But to see price hikes of as much as 675% being imposed in real time, automatically, by a hospital’s computer system …

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