Myth: Hospitals Lose Money On Medicare

“Unless hospitals are committing fraud in their reporting to Medicare, their rates cover their costs and profit. To then complain that getting paid more than double that is a “hardship” is laughable. I spent years inside hospitals finances as a consultant. With very few exceptions, they’re rolling in the dough while being incredibly inefficient. It’s remarkable how they’ve managed to perpetuate the narrative of “losing” money on Medicare. Have to hand it to their PR/marketing departments & lobbying arms for pulling that off. The consequences couldn’t be more devastating for the middle class.” – Dave Chase

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