MONOPOLIZING OCCUPATIONAL HEALTHCARE
August’s planned buyout of U.S. Healthworks by Dignity Health is a red flag to injured workers who more than likely may be sent to a medical center owned by this behemoth by year’s end. As of now, U.S. Healthworks operates 172 medical centers nationally, and Dignity Health has 33 medical facilities throughout the state of California, four in Nevada and three in Arizona.
This medical conglomerate includes ambulatory surgery through its acquisition of United Surgical Partners International and imaging centers via its acquisition of SimonMedImaging. Dignity Health wants to expand its operations from coast to coast and increase their profits by an even more sizeable margin.
Now is the time to act and stop this monopoly through legislation in order to help instead of hurt California’s injured workers.
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