Amicus brief in Sidibe v. Sutter Health alleging anti-competitive practices that raised health prices

U.S. PIRG filed an amicus brief in a class action health cost lawsuit alleging anti-competitive practices

The brief, entered into the record in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on October 7, 2022, sides with the insured members of the class action, pointing to specific anti-competitive contracting provisions which have driven up costs for the insured patients using the Sutter Health system in California.

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Patricia Kelmar

Senior Director, Health Care Campaigns, U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Patricia directs the health care campaign work for U.S. PIRG and provides support to our state offices for state-based health initiatives. Her prior roles include senior policy advisor at NJ Health Care Quality Institute, associate state director at AARP New Jersey and consumer advocate at NJPIRG. She was appointed to the Ground Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee in 2022 and works with patient advocates across the U.S. Patricia enjoys walking along the Potomac River and sharing her love of books with friends and family around the world.

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