A hospital in Valencia, California, is among the most expensive in the country, with an average annual cost of more than $50,000.
The state health department estimates the hospital, which serves more than 4,000 patients, will spend $23 million in 2015.
The average cost of an average hospital in the United States is about $13,000 a year, according to a report released this week by the nonprofit National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Hospitals are often the only place to get the highest-quality care in a community, but their costs have skyrocketed in recent years.
The number of uninsured Americans has skyrocketed since 2009, and healthcare costs have been on the rise for decades.
In 2014, Medicare costs topped $20 trillion, and many of those costs are borne by the federal government.
The national average cost per capita for Medicare rose from $19,000 in 2003 to $38,700 in 2013, according the Kaiser Family Foundation.
That’s because the government spends about $9 billion annually on its prescription drug benefit.
Hospice care, on the other hand, is much cheaper, and the federal governments Medicare program covers a smaller share of the cost.
Hospices are also subject to state regulations, so they must be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to ensure patients are kept safe.
But the lack of regulations is also making hospitals more expensive.
Hospiters are required to provide services at night, but some hospitals have limited hours to make sure patients are safe, which can leave them vulnerable to a wide range of health threats, including heatstroke, infections and cancer.
A 2015 report by the Urban Institute found that California spent more than twice as much on healthcare as it could afford.
The report found that in California, the average hospital spent $1,100 per patient per year on inpatient hospitalizations.
California hospitals also spent more on outpatient care than the national average of $1.05 million.
Hospits are also required to meet standards for security measures, including having a security guard on site and having security cameras.
Hospitizes, which are private hospitals, are also able to charge higher prices for inpatient care, which makes it more difficult to keep patients safe, according in the Urban report.
In addition, many of California’s private hospitals have struggled to find qualified staff, and in the past, some have struggled financially.
The California Medical Association estimates that nearly half of its 1,400 doctors have left the state in recent decades because of low salaries and a lack of qualified doctors.
In recent years, hospitals have also seen a rise in the number of non-medical visitors, who spend time at the hospital to check in on patients.
Many hospitals have closed, and they are no longer able to offer as many inpatient and outpatient services, according a 2016 Kaiser Family Report.
In California, about 3.3 million people live in emergency rooms.
More than 1.2 million people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening illnesses in 2016, according an analysis by Kaiser Family.
The Urban Institute report also found that hospitals have been spending too much on medical devices and equipment that may not be needed.
Many hospital systems are trying to reduce their costs by increasing their use of computers and technology to help staff check patients and monitor their health, but those costs can be a barrier to patients seeking care.