Thursday, July 30, 2009

Today's reason neither politicians nor doctors want to lower costs

From Marginal Revolution and the New York Times:

From a very good piece in the NYTimes on lobbying:

One of the largest sources of campaign contributions to Senate Democrats during this year’s health care debate is a physician-owned hospital in one of the country’s poorest regions that has sought to soften measures that could choke its rapid growth.

According to the Times, the hospital has been quite successful in its efforts. And where is this powerful hospital with all the lobbying money located? Why in the metropolitan area of McAllen, Texas. McAllen, Texas? where I have heard that name before?

Hint: McAllen Texas has the highest health care costs in the country.

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