Can you imagine putting your name on a hospital, giving them $75m & then giving a no comment when your namesake price gouges your community?— jason 🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄 (@Jason) January 7, 2019
Of course not, but #zuckerberg did.
What’s the point of having tens of billions of dollars if you make the world worse? Seriously @finkd https://t.co/wkiYfUL592
The perils of naming rights https://t.co/SfZiyRZR74— nilay patel (@reckless) January 7, 2019
The fact that Mark Zuckerberg is getting flak for the billing practices of SF General is just amazing. Dude gave $75m for a $1bn+ renovation (ie he bought some equipment). He’s not setting policy. https://t.co/UW9ZYezGNa— Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) January 7, 2019
In fairness, Zuckerberg gave this public hospital $75 million and got his name stuck on it. He has no financial interest in it.— Quentin Hardy (@qhardy) January 7, 2019
It’s a huge public hospital that put itself out of network for all insurers - the less sexy reality.
But don’t let that stop the click baiting. https://t.co/EGm6sfi8wm
This damning story by @sarahkliff underscores how much of what we think of as a “marketplace” for medical services is simply a fiction. When you’re incapacitated, you can’t make the informed choices about hospitals that you can with brands of yogurt. https://t.co/f2WWv7Qmgv— Brian Fung (@b_fung) January 7, 2019
I am really confused about this. If you refuse to work with any insurers, then how can you rely on those with insurance to cover the costs of the hospital?— Romancing the Nope (@RomancingNope) January 7, 2019
You aren't relying on their insurance. You're relying on the hope they have enough personal wealth to cover the bill. pic.twitter.com/s6kqzDYB1k
Thread 👇— Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) January 7, 2019
I have spent a year reading emergency room bills. I've read about 1,200 of them.
A few months ago, I noticed that one hospital had bills that were *really* different from the rest: Zuckerberg San Francisco General. (1/11)https://t.co/XjHpmZq3i9
Wait, Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t run the billing department at San Francisco General Hospital?— Nu Wexler (@wexler) January 7, 2019
If you're a San Francisco resident frustrated with how Zuckerberg General is billing, a lot of your frustration should really rest with the city board of supervisors.— Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) January 7, 2019
You should also know that SF Board of Supervisors President Malia Cohen declined to comment for my story. (6/6)
Things get a little bananas when you dig into why the prices are so high.— Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) January 7, 2019
Turns out, the **city of San Francisco** is the one setting these high prices.
More specifically, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is "determining and fixing" rates for Zuckerberg General. (4/6)