The California Attorney General’s office is suing the largest hospital system in northern California.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Sutter Health is throwing its weight around in the healthcare market, engaging in illegal and anti-competitive pricing that hurts California families. The lawsuit aims to stop Sutter Health from unlawful conduct under state antitrust laws and restore competition in the California healthcare market. The complaint also alleges that the excess profits Sutter Health received from illegal pricing practices went towards acquisitions and extreme levels of executive compensation. Sutter Health consists of dozens of hospital facilities in northern California.