February 18, 2014

There is an article in the Kaiser Health News that was reported by NPR that the most expensive cost of healthcare tend to be in regions in the US here there is only one major hospital and they are able to set abusive prices. The article points out that the government tried to use the antitrust laws to force these hospitals to allow for more competition but was unable to do so for unexplained reasons. This is part of a national trend of the mergers of many hospitals in numerous communities. The government has the authority to use the antitrust laws to stop if but appears to be willing to accommodate the hospitals. Click here to read the article

Revolution HQ believes the government should be vigorous in enforcing the antitrust laws against hospitals because it will be an open door to them to continue raising healthcare costs that should be coming down. Again there is an other reason for supporting the revolution.

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