Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, insurance exchanges will be established in each state to “level the playing field” for those American consumers and businesses on the market to buy health care coverage. Those in favor say the exchanges …..
(Submitted to The Journal News) I read with interest your article on hospital CEO salaries, which you portrayed as excessive, especially in light of rising health-care costs and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent order to restrict to $199,000 the amount of state money not-for-profit organizations can use for executive compensation.
I think people often overlook the fact that hospitals and their executives are actually under-compensated for the work they do and the responsibilities they bear. Some things to consider:
No one should be surprised, of course, but according to 2011 data, the six states with the highest average payouts for medical liability lawsuits are all home to current or recently named Judicial Hellholes. Collectively, these six states accounted for 51.4 percent of all such payouts nationwide last year.
As reported by Becker’s ASC Review, a new data analysis by Diederich Healthcare ranks the states from highest to lowest average medical lawsuit payouts, as recorded by the AMA’s National Practitioner Data Bank. And, drumroll please, the “top” six states are:
Last Friday marked the two-year anniversary of the 2010 health care overhaul law, and despite today's challenge in the Supreme Court, it has already begun to be implemented...