ⓘ California Uninsured Patient Hospital Pricing Litigation. In a series of class action lawsuits, uninsured patients alleged that several of Californias largest h ..

                                     

ⓘ California Uninsured Patient Hospital Pricing Litigation

In a series of class action lawsuits, uninsured patients alleged that several of Californias largest hospital chains imposed exorbitant fees for medical care and engaged in price gouging. Under settlements reached in cases in 2006-2008, almost a million patients received refunds or bill adjustments, and millions more benefited from reduced prices for future medical care. These hospital cases returned almost In a series of class action lawsuits, uninsured patients alleged that several of Californias largest hospital chains imposed exorbitant fees for medical care and engaged in price gouging. Under settlements reached in cases in 2006-2008, almost a million patients received refunds or bill adjustments, and millions more benefited from reduced prices for future medical care. These hospital cases returned almost $1 billion to patients. billion to patients.

Four class actions were filed against the hospital chain Scripps health, and John Muir health, Sutter health, and Catholic healthcare West are two of the largest hospital networks in California whose cases were resolved earlier. The fifth suit was brought against the California emergency physicians medical group CEP, one of the States largest providers of emergency medical care.