Health care providers are under fire for their reliance on expensive private insurance and lack of quality health care for patients.
A growing body of research suggests that private hospitals are better able to provide quality care, with lower costs and better outcomes.
However, a new report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that the best hospitals for health are still private.
Health care providers, however, are under attack by the Obama administration, with critics calling it a “war on hospitals.”
The administration has said that it’s working to expand access to health care and expand access for the uninsured.
In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.
Va., called for a bipartisan solution.
He said the federal government should be able to force all hospitals to offer comprehensive health care coverage.
Manchin cited two factors.
First, the private sector is able to compete on price.
Second, private hospitals can provide quality health insurance and can pay for care at a lower cost than the federal exchange plans.
“I think this is a perfect opportunity to try to get Congress to enact some of these reforms,” he said.
We should be willing to go further, and I think we should be looking for solutions that actually are going to help us do that.
He called for changes in health care pricing to increase access to affordable health care.
But the Centers report doesn’t take into account the private insurance industry’s influence on health care decisions.
The industry contributes $17.7 billion to the health care costs of Americans each year.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners says that’s about a fifth of the private health care industry’s total spending.
It’s estimated that the private industry will contribute more than $40 billion to healthcare costs by 2025.
In the U.S., it is the third largest single employer in the U, after large employers and the government.
The report says that the top five hospitals in the country are Kaiser Permanente, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Emory University, Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The top five are also the most expensive for Medicare Part B patients, according to the Centers, with the Kaiser Pomeranz, Memorial and Northwestern hospital seeing the highest average spending.
In a statement, Emphatic Healthcare, a provider of affordable care, called the report a “blatant lie.”
The study is part of a broader study by the agency that is looking at the health outcomes of Medicare and the federal health care exchanges.
The new study found that the two-state exchange and private-insurance plans are better at providing quality care.
The private plans, however were not better at lowering costs and improving outcomes, the study said.