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 report’s key finding that people living in areas where there is greater consolidation among hospitals, physician groups and insurance companies pay more for health care. In particular, the article focuses on the report’s finding that “prices for medical procedures are 20 to 30 percent higher in Northern California than in Southern California — even after adjusting for the Bay Area’s higher cost of living and wages.”
You can read the full San Francisco Chronicle article here.
You can read the newly released Petris Center report “Consolidation in California’s Health Care Market 2010-2016: Impact on Prices and ACA Premiums” here. You can also listen to the audio of the press conference with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, announcing the release of the report, here.