HCFO Grantee’s Findings Highlighted in a New York Times Column on Hospital Pricing and the Uninsured

Publication Date: 
September 4, 2009

Findings from a HCFO study led by Glenn Melnick, Ph.D., professor at the University of Southern California and formerly of RAND, were highlighted in the September 4 New York Times column, “Ending Hospital Price Discrimination Against the Uninsured.” Melnick examined trends in hospital charges and net revenues to determine whether hospital prices paid by uninsured individuals systematically differ from those paid by insured individuals.