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Another View: Hospitals not properly reimbursed
Sacramento Bee

The spotlight is shining on rising health care costs. But for all the opinions emanating from this discussion, the facts are more complex.

The Viewpoints commentary was misguided in its assertion that hospital prices will drop if provider payments are regulated. This argument belies the facts.

One of the biggest drivers of hospital prices stems from the chronic underfunding of the Medicare and Medi-Cal programs.