Sutter Health, California settle massive antitrust case
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of California's largest hospital systems has reached an agreement to settle a massive class-action lawsuit over allegations that it abused its market power to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills.
A spokeswoman for California Attorney General Xavier Beccera said Wednesday that both sides reached a settlement agreement ahead of opening remarks expected to begin later this week.
The antitrust case against Sutter Health was brought by 1,500 employers and later joined by Beccera.
Jennifer Molina, a spokeswoman for Becerra, said she could not comment further until the final agreement is approved by the court sometime in the future.
A spokeswoman for Sutter Health did not immediately return a call seeking comment.