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Podcast: Are Health Care Mergers Good for Consumers?


As more and more health insurers and providers merge, it’s important to monitor the potential impact on health care costs and quality. In the latest episode of New Directions in Health Care, The Commonwealth Fund’s podcast, Sandy Hausman talks with the Fund’s Eric Schneider, M.D., and Northwestern University’s Leemore Dafny about why federal regulators need to consider how consolidation drives up prices, even as it opens up opportunities for more coordinated care.

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