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New Report Highlights How Hospitals’ High Fees Are Bleeding Families Dry

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A new Families USA paper indicates that although hospitals provide lifesaving services and jobs essential to the U.S. health care system, their role in the economy has shifted in detrimental ways over the last decades. Bleeding Americans Dry: The Role of Big Hospital Corporations in Driving Our Nation’s Health Care Affordability and Quality Crisis shows the hospital sector has not aligned its business interests with those of the patients they serve and are responsible for getting and keeping healthy. Instead of being community-focused, local charitable institutions, they are now large corporate entities focused on maximizing revenue rather than improving health.

The paper is the second in a series on the organization’s People First Care initiative – which lays out a vision for making the American health care system more affordable, less complicated and focused on patients.

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