American Health Care Has A Moral Problem

By Marshall Allen

I recently reviewed the bills of a woman whose insurance plan had negotiated a price for her and her health plan to pay $5,805 for an emergency room visit.

But the prices her hospital posted on its website showed that other health plans had much lower negotiated prices for the same thing – $768 for one health plan and $230 for another. Even the cash price came in at a much lower price – $256! The hospital still came after her and her health plan for the full $5,805.American health care has a moral problem (