NPR logo

Detroit Automakers Fight Hospital Expansions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1785310/1785311" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Detroit Automakers Fight Hospital Expansions

Science

Detroit Automakers Fight Hospital Expansions

Detroit Automakers Fight Hospital Expansions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1785310/1785311" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Detroit's Big Three automakers are fighting plans to build new suburban hospitals. Hospital officials say they need customers from affluent suburbs to offset the cost of caring for the city's poorest patients. Auto executives fear new hospitals will increase insurance premiums for companies — and eventually raise car prices. Quinn Klinefelter of Detroit Public Radio reports.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.