``I must give him his due. He has considerably cretinized me.'' Lautréamont

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Ore. Hospital Settles Class-Action Claim

it's an insurance scam. the idea is to force you to buy insurance by making self-insurance too costly.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A settlement was reached Tuesday in a closely watched class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of uninsured patients who claim a major nonprofit hospital system overcharged them.

The complaint alleges that Providence Hospital System contradicted its stated mission of providing universal access to health care by charging uninsured patients higher rates for the same services than other patients.


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