The US spends far more than other industrialized countries on health care. But Americans, on a per-person basis, don’t go to the doctor or hospital more than people in other wealthy nations. Health care companies, even not-for-profits like hospitals that don’t have typical investors, have prioritized meeting revenue and profitability goals. That suggests that pricing practices won’t change any time soon.
Health care executives gave no indication to bankers and investors at this year’s