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This Day in Georgia History

May 06, 1968

Hospitals Accused of Overcharging

Georgia’s state auditor charged that thirteen Georgia hospitals were charging from 2 to 50 percent more for treatment of patients using Medicare and/or Medicaid than for private patients. A spokesman St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens - one of the hospitals listed by the auditor - responded that it was simply attempting to regain funds lost in the treatment of those patients.