Breaking News: Judge Allows Class Action Suit Against Swedish Hospital ER Overcharges

In the interest of our continuing reporting on price transparency and accountability, here is an interesting breaking story.

correction:  the original story posted the Judge’s decision as July 31, 2013.  The correct date is:  July 2, 2013, which has now been corrected. 

In a ruling on July 2, 2013, a King County Superior Court Judge allows a class action suit against Swedish Hospital for ER overcharges. Swedish has seven emergency rooms across the State.  Story broken by Puget Sound Business Journal.

Implications for other hospitals down the line?

Happy Fourth!  Let’s hear it for the freedom of the press.


Kathleen O’Connor (c) July 3, 2013

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