A Kaiser Family Foundation report revealed the impact of the unvaccinated on the US health care system $5.7 billion. Fortune (Unvaccinated Americans cost the health system $5.7 billion) quotes David Williams on the impact of mandates and why busy hospitals are losing money.
September 21, 2021
“Because it’s so political, this takes the heat off of employers to mandate vaccines,” said David E. Williams, president of Boston-based Health Business Group, a health care consulting firm. He thinks mandates will make a difference in hospitalizations.“Each incremental percentage in vaccination is valuable to the country as a whole.”
More than half of U.S. hospitals closed the fourth quarter of 2020 with negative margins, and half a dozen filed for bankruptcy. “They had a lot of customers,” Williams said, “but the wrong kind.”