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Report: Hospitals pushed costs to privately insured patients
Modern Healthcare

Colorado hospitals could have passed on savings to consumers of as much as $11.5 billion over a nine-year period if they had better contained costs and lowered their margins, according to a new state report.

The report seems to indicate the administration of Gov. Jared Polis will take an aggressive line against hospitals in trying to reduce what people pay for health care. It finds that hospitals charged higher and higher percentages to people with private insurance, even as their revenues grew and the number of people without insurance they were treating fell.