Had this been a private hospital that wouldn't be necessarily true.
So they are not cheaper in that respect although it is harder to quantify.
I'm glad it costs a lot considering we are going to need all that extra capacity to handle the retiring baby boomers. I hope any government program fails and fails hard because in about 10 years or so, we are going to have all the medical capacity we need and you guys are going to be struggling handling your aging populations.
Costs are rising because an increase in demand exists and those profits are turned into building extra facilities and hiring more doctors.
I have a far higher chance of surviving cancer in the U.S. than anywhere in Europe.