Hospital Charges: Expensive, Confusing, & Inconsistent

Each year, thousands of Oregonians avoid or limit their health care options due to high costs, and ever-increasing numbers of people are taking on medical debt. We will not be able to make hospital care affordable for Oregonians unless we address pricing and create more affordable treatment options for those who need them.

The cost of medical care varies widely from one Oregon hospital to the next, and with little accountability or transparency in pricing, it is difficult for consumers to compare hospital costs.  

We set out to learn more about how hospitals charge patients. To learn what we uncovered, read our report, Hospital Charges: Expensive, Confusing, & Inconsistent.