Health Workers' Union Pushes Hospital Cost Control In California

Capital Public Radio’s Pauline Bartolone, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports: "A California health care workers’ union is collecting signatures to get two measures onto the ballot that it says would lower health care costs. United Health Care Workers West, or SEIU-UHW, wants to cap what hospitals can charge to 25 percent above the actual cost of services. SEIU-UHW says on average, hospitals charge 320 percent above the cost of care" (Bartolone, 3/5). Read the story.

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