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Petris Research Cited in CA Attorney General’s Lawsuit Against Sutter Health

Posted on 02 Apr 2018
On Friday, March 30th, the Office of the California Attorney General announced it was suing Sutter Health, the largest hospital system in Northern California, for anti-competitive practices that increase healthcare prices for Californians. The announcement and complaint that was filed

New Health Affairs Blog from the Petris Center – Financing Universal Coverage In California: A Berkeley Forum Roadmap

Posted on 29 Mar 2018
Today, Health Affairs published a new blog by Petris Center researchers, entitled “Financing Universal Coverage In California: A Berkeley Forum Roadmap.” The blog provides updated estimates of health spending in California under the status quo for the period 2015 through 2

Just Released Petris Report: Proposal to Use Three Initiatives to Lower Healthcare Spending and Finance Universal Health Insurance Coverage in California

Posted on 29 Mar 2018
The Petris Center has released a new report, “Proposal to Use Three Initiatives to Lower Healthcare Spending and Finance Universal Health Insurance Coverage in California,” authored by Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler, Associated Director Dr. Brent Fulton, Petr

Dr. Scheffler Discusses New Petris Study on KRON 4 News

Posted on 28 Mar 2018
Dr. Scheffler was interviewed on KRON 4 News yesterday about the new Petris Center report “Consolidation in California’s Health Care Market 2010-2016: Impact on Prices and ACA Premiums.” The interview focused on the study’s finding that healthcare prices were 30% higher in North

New Petris Report Featured in Politico Pulse this Morning

Posted on 27 Mar 2018
The Petris Center’s newly-released report “Consolidation in California’s Health Care Market 2010-2016: Impact on Prices and ACA Premiums” was featured this morning in Politico Pulse, a daily health care and health policy briefing from Politico read widely across the industry. Yo

Dr. Scheffler Interviewed on ABC 7 News About New Petris Study Connecting California’s High Healthcare Costs and Market Concentration

Posted on 26 Mar 2018
ABC 7 News interviewed Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler about the Petris Center’s newly released study “Consolidation in California’s Health Care Market 2010-2016: Impact on Prices and ACA Premiums.” The study found the rapid acceleration of market concen

Capital Public Radio Discusses Potential Political Effects of New Petris Report: “Health Care Mergers And Rising Prices Under Scrutiny In California”

Posted on 26 Mar 2018
Sacramento’s Capital Public Radio published an article today about the Petris Center’s new report on consolidation in California’s health care markets and its potential to have broader political effects. The article discusses how health care consolidation — identifie

Petris Report Covered in SF Chronicle: “Healthcare costs 30% more in Northern than in Southern California”

Posted on 26 Mar 2018
Today, the San Francisco Chronicle published an article covering a newly released Petris Center report on consolidation in California’s health care markets. The article, entitled “Healthcare costs 30% more in Northern than in Southern California”, discusses the repor

California Attorney General Holds Press Conference with Dr. Scheffler to Announce New Petris Report on California’s Healthcare Market Concentration

Posted on 26 Mar 2018
This morning, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler held a press conference to release a new report by the Petris Center. The report, entitled “Consolidation in California’s Health Care Market 2010-2016: Impact on Prices and

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