Stat: Who Paid The Biggest Fines In Health Care? Federal Government Takes In $22 Billion In Fines Paid By Health Companies Since 2010 Stat looked at data from 39 agencies to analyze which segments of the health care industry have settled with the government. It found that pharmaceutical companies paid the most, accounting for almost 80 percent of penalties. When you think of business expenses in the health care industry, you probably don’t think about this mostly hidden cost: settlements made with government agencies. From 2010 to 2017, pharmaceutical companies, health care service providers, and producers of medical equipment and supplies paid the federal government more than $22 billion to settle legal cases. STAT analyzed data from 39 federal regulatory agencies that initiated legal actions against health care companies. In some instances, the companies settled cases without acknowledging any wrongdoing. (Bronshtein, 3/27) This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.