The Ronal Reagan UCLA Hospital has cost over 1 Billion US-Dollar to built, this is a building for 525 beds. If you do the math each bed cost $ 1.904,762 Million Dollar. How come that no one is questioning the cost! Maybe now it makes more sense why a 2 hour outpatient hospital procedure can cost easily $ 10,000,- somehow hospitals have to collect their money.
In 2014 we will be able to offer an additional 47 million people insurance, so there will be a greater need for hospitals. Look around your neighborhood and see how many hospitals are built. Who is in control to make sure that building cost are not excessive, we need control and sharp budgets now.
Part of Health Care Reform should be also an oversight on reasonable building cost of hospitals, so that we might be able to get a handle on the medical cost.
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