Tuesday, October 27, 2009

When New York Health Care Moves to Tennesee

From the mail bag:

Market forces today are causing more hospital systems to "affilitate" so they can share (pdf) management expertise to improve staffing efficiencies and purchasing power with lucrative medical device contracts.

I find it interesting that hospital systems and their administrators can move across state lines at will, but patients can't get similar leverage across state lines for their health insurance purchases.

Always good to see whose driving the bus in health care reform.


1 comment:

Cat said...

I was always impressed at how corporations could move their entire base of operations to another country, but the displaced workers pretty much had to stay where they were.

I think we both agree that such systems are inherently unfair.