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Overhead overload
Chico News and Review

Going to the hospital can be an expensive proposition. So is operating a hospital. Medical centers face an array of hidden costs that drive up the bills sent to patients and insurance companies. “Health care is really quite a complex operation, and there are a lot of things [involved] that most people don’t realize,” said Kevin Erich, CEO of Feather River Hospital. “A lot of people, when they come to the hospital, they expect to get care and get their needs met. But one of the things they don’t understand about the cost of health care is all the things behind it.”