Letter: Hospital fees

March 5, 2014 

In a guest opinion, Ed Dahlberg argues that it is unfair to compare the fees charged by St. Luke’s and Saint Al’s to those charged by less sophisticated hospitals: “That would be like saying McDonald’s and Chandlers Steakhouse should charge the same for their meals.” To expand his analogy, I wonder if Mr. Dahlberg would favor allowing Chandlers to buy out McDonald’s and other fast-food businesses in order to charge more for basic hamburgers.

Terrance Costello, Boise

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