Friday, February 22, 2013

Who profits from your sky-high hospital bills?

Related: Time, CNN decode an inscrutable hospital charge list

Time reports that 2.8 trillion will be spent on in health care in the United States this year — 27% more, per capita, than other nations spend. Since 1998 the healthcare and drug industry, including doctors and hospitals, have spent $5.36 billion lobbying Washington — nearly double what the defense and oil & gas industries spent, combined, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

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