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Hospitals sock it to the California uninsured, study says

San Francisco Chronicle, February 5, 2008
Despite efforts by hospitals to curb aggressive collections practices, the uninsured in California still pay more on average for services than government payers such as Medicare, according to researchers for the Rand Corp. and the University of Southern California. Hospital officials are criticizing the study for failing to reflect recent changes the industry has implemented to provide some relief for the uninsured.