Private sector picks up tab left by Medicare, Medicaid

December 2008
Medical Device Daily;12/17/2008, Vol. 12 Issue 224, p1
This article discusses a report of the cost of caring paid by Medicare and Medicaid in the U.S. Supported by a group led by the American Hospital Association (AHA), the report noted that Medicare and Medicaid are paying less than the cost of caring for beneficiaries of healthcare programs. The report found that the inequities of the government healthcare payment system have created a hidden tax that is paid by people and employers who have private healthcare insurance.


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