Editorial: Lawmakers ‘Should Be Alarmed’ by Health Costs
A Sacramento Bee editorial argues that "members of Congress should be alarmed" by a recent New York Times article showing that U.S. patients are charged significantly more for hip replacements than patients in other countries. It concludes, "The United States can't afford ever-escalating prices for basic procedures ranging from colonoscopies to joint replacements. That is something that both Republicans and Democrats should be able to agree on, regardless of their positions on Obamacare."
- "Editorial: Hip Replacements Show Why Health Costs Are So High" (Sacramento Bee, 8/9).