Tenet and the Money-Making Hospital Business

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Tenet Healthcare went from near bankruptcy to become the nation-s second largest hospital chain with 113 facilities in 16 states. Now, it-s under investigation for cashing in on Medicare, and two of its doctors are accused of performing expensive procedures that weren-t needed. Even the company-s CEO says his own aggressive strategies don-t look good, but he claims they were not illegal. Does Tenet demonstrate that Americans are paying too much? Is it time for another look at a -single-payer- health system? We get more perspective on these healthy hospital profits from members of the nation-s largest hospital workers- union, a regional trade organization that represents private and public hospitals, and the director of health policy studies for the Cato Institute.
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Warren Olney