PRESS RELEASE: Better Solutions for Healthcare Endorses Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Dishonest Hospital Billing

Better Solutions for Healthcare Endorses Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Dishonest Hospital Billing  WASHINGTON, DC – (May 24, 2023) – Better Solutions for Healthcare, a national coalition of business and healthcare industry leaders, announced its official endorsement of bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Kevin Hern (R-OK) and Annie Kuster (D-NH) to ensure honest billing […]

A New Era of Scrutiny for American Hospitals

American hospitals are entering a new era of scrutiny. Today, four separate House committees are holding hearings focused on hospital practices and the impact bad actors have on increased costs for patients and employers alike. Once unthinkable, these hospital practices are now squarely in Congress’ focus, with patients and policymakers increasingly opening their eyes to […]

Hospital Grievances

America spends more on healthcare than any other developed nation, accounting for $4.1 trillion in spending each year, or nearly 20% of gross domestic product. As healthcare costs continue their upward trajectory, Americans are calling for solutions to address the driving forces behind price increases year over year. These price increases have real consequences for […]

Fighting Skyrocketing Hospital Prices, Leading Employer Groups Join Better Solutions for Healthcare to Launch National Campaign

Aimed at Stopping the Rise of Hospital-driven Health Costs Borne by Employers and Patients, Coalition Sets its Sights on Federal Policymakers WASHINGTON, DC – (April 18, 2023) – Better Solutions for Healthcare, a coalition of business and healthcare industry leaders, has added national employers and healthcare industry players as it launches its federally focused campaign. […]

Our Principles

Competition, Transparency, Accountability The majority of healthcare spending is driven by monopolistic hospital systems. To lower costs, we need effective market-based solutions that increase competition in local markets, drive efficiency in the delivery of healthcare, and inform patients about the cost and quality of care received.  We support strengthening market competition, so hospitals compete on […]

STAT News: Hospitals gear up to expand market power, raise prices in 2023

SAN FRANCISCO — More than a dozen of the country’s large not-for-profit hospital systems descended on this year’s J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference with a subtle but clear message for bankers and municipal investors: Higher costs in 2022 slowed them down, but they are adamant about increasing revenue by expanding their footprints and hiking prices. “Growth […]

Gallup News, Record High in U.S. Put Off Medical Care Due to Cost in 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The percentage of Americans reporting they or a family member postponed medical treatment in 2022 due to cost rose 12 points in one year, to 38%, the highest in Gallup’s 22-year trend. Each year since 2001, Gallup has tracked Americans’ self-reports of delaying medical care in the past 12 months due to […]