Health Economist: “If we ignore rising hospital prices, it is at our peril.”

Health Economist: “If we ignore rising hospital prices, it is at our peril.”

In a very important piece on health care costs and spending, Zack Cooper, a health economist at the London School of Economics argues “If we’re serious about reducing U.S. health care spending, then we need to focus on reigning in hospital prices for the same reason that Willie Sutton robbed banks.”

Cooper has written a number of pieces for the Altarum Institute on health care costs and spending, but this one is particularly focused on one of the main drivers of higher costs — hospital prices.

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