Consolidation is taking place throughout the healthcare system at an increasing rate, involving providers, insurers and manufacturers alike. Merging entities often tout benefits including cost savings and increased care coordination, but serious concerns about market power also need to be raised It is critically important to scrutinize future mergers because of their impact on an already excessively concentrated healthcare market.
Below are resources to learn more about plan and provider consolidation.
From the Healthcare Value Hub and Consumers Union
In the News
State attorneys general joining probe of health insurer mergers, Reuters (Jan. 11, 2016)