In Milwaukee and U.S., hospitals follow money to suburbs

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Alan Sager, School of Public Health

When Aurora Health Care proposed a hospital in Grafton, Maureen Slaby heard more than a few people in the community question why the $250 million facility was needed. After all, there were plenty of beds at the Columbia St. Mary’s hospital five miles away…

Expert quote:

“We do know that in areas where providers get high reimbursements, patients are vulnerable to overcare. And in areas where it’s Medicaid, or patients are uninsured, they are vulnerable to undercare.”

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