PBGH in the News


February 16, 2021

How Much Does a C-Section Cost? At One Hospital, Anywhere From $6,241 to $60,584.

The nation’s roughly 6,000 hospitals have begun to reveal the secret rates they negotiate with insurers for a range of procedures.

January 22, 2021

Last-minute talks pushed surprise billing ban across finish line

Lawmakers banned surprise billing by including language in the massive COVID relief and federal spending package.

January 15, 2021

Federal regulators ask insurers for claims data

Powerful health systems have historically obfuscated pricing data to pad profits.

January 13, 2021

7 Health Care Priorities for Big Employers in 2021

The financial pressures created by COVID-19 are aggravating the already-enormous challenge of managing soaring healthcare costs.

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January 10, 2021

Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, Berkshire Hathaway disband Haven

The Pacific Business Group on Health created a narrow network of high-quality providers that its member employers contract with directly […]

January 5, 2021

Health Lobbyist Spent $75 Million to Kill Surprise Medical Bills Reform

There are concerns at the compromises agreed by Congress could drive up premiums, with president of the Pacific Business Group […]

December 30, 2020

PBGH CEO discusses the landmark Sutter Health lawsuit on 60 Minutes

Hospital consolidation is one of the main reasons the cost of health care in this country is going through the roof.

December 23, 2020

With Freezers in Tow, U.S. Employers Rush to Fill Vaccine Void

Most employers say they’ll strongly encourage the COVID-19 vaccines but not require them.

December 23, 2020

Planning for COVID Vaccines and Costs

COVID-19 drugs and therapeutics were developed with significant federal investment; that should be reflected in their pricing.

December 23, 2020

3 Reasons Employers Should Be Concerned About ACA Repeal

Employers have concerns surrounding the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).