Are Health Care Mergers Good for Consumers?

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Are Health Care Mergers Good for Consumers?
March 9, 2016

As more and more health insurers and providers merge, it’s important to look at the potential impact on the cost and quality of health care. In this episode, Sandy Hausman talks with the Fund’s Eric Schneider, M.D., and Northwestern University’s Leemore Dafny about the need for federal regulators to consider how consolidation and loss of competition can drive up prices, even as it opens up opportunities for more-coordinated care. 

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