|Discount Percent||Hospital System|
|15%||Alexian Brothers Hospitals (Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk grove Village; St. Alexius Medical Ctr, Hoffman Estates; Alexian Borthers Behavioral Health, Hoffman Estates|
|20%||Advocate Heath Care (Bethany Hospital, Christ Medical Center, Condell Medical Center, Good Samaratan Hospital, Good Shepherd Hospital, Illinois Masonic Hospital, Lutheran General Hospital, South Suburban Hospital, Trinity Hospital)||25%||Northwestern Memorial Hospital; University of Chicago Medical Center; Resurrection Health Care (Ressurection Hospital, Our Lady of Ressurection Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Sts Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Holy Family Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, West Suburban Medical Center, Westlake Hospital)|
|30%||Elmhurst Memorial Hospital|
|35%||Northshore University HealthSystem (Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, Highand Park Hospital, Skokie Hospital)|
|40%||Loyola University Medical Center; University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center; Provena Health (Provena Covenant Medical Center, Provena Mercy Medical Center, Provena St. Joseph Hospital (Elgin), Provena St. Joseph Medical Center (Joliet), Provena St. Mary's Medical Center (Kankakee), Provena United Samaritans Medical Center (Danville))|
|50%||Rush University Medical Center|
|55%||Edward Hospital, Naperville|
How this will effect basic pricing structures remains to be seen, since hospitals are under no constraint to keep prices at their current levels.
According to the Illinois Fair Patient Billing Act, hospitals can charge 35% above cost for services provided to the uninsured. The natural question we should ask, then, is why the insured should have to pay "full price" if a profit margin is already built into the price offered to the uninsured.
The reason, of course, is simple: someone has to pay for the insurer's offices and staff salaries, don't they?