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The Healthy Skeptic: The pernicious effects of health care consolidation

Posted on AllSides June 23rd, 2024
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For an extended period of time there has been ongoing massive consolidation of health care providers, health plans and everything else in health care. Urban markets have consolidated to just two or three large hospital systems, which have also purchased physician practices and other provider types. Independent physician groups have also been acquired by venture capital and private equity firms, creating large regional and national practices. Most Americans have health plan coverage from one of a handful of large health plan companies — UnitedHealth Group, CVS/Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Kaiser. Most...

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