Roby says average pay of non-profit hospital CEOs is about $600,000 nationwide. He says capping salaries wouldn’t necessarily bring health care savings.
“I do think limiting hospital pricing could bring down health care costs. It’ just that I don’t think making people set the charge master at 25 percent over actua," says Roby costs doesn’t necessarily fix hospital pricing.”
The Service Employees International Union’s Dave Regan says hospitals are the biggest driver in health care spending.
“There’s a culture of pricing, and doing business that has just lent itself to driving the cost of care up,” says Regan.
But hospitals say capping hospital charges could force cutbacks in staff and services. And Jan Emerson Shea at the California Hospital Association says the CEO salaries are justified.
“These are very dangerous and deceptive initiatives because they don’t get at the underlying causes of why health care costs rise," warns Emerson.
Any genetically modified food product sold in California would have to come labeled as such under a bill that passed a state Senate committee Tuesday.
California health advocates want tight state oversight of health plans to ensure Medi-Cal patients get timely care under the Affordable Care Act.
Covered California released final enrollment numbers today after a 6 month sign-up period.
While many Americans who missed the window to buy health insurance this year will have to wait until November 15th if they reconsider, Nevadans will be able to buy coverage year round.
A California bill that would require health warnings on sugary drinks moved forward in the legislature on Wednesday. Many doctors are among the measure's staunchest supporters.