When insurance companies acquire health care providers and pharmacy benefit managers, it raises fundamental questions about the extent to which they will act on behalf of their customers.
What happens when health insurers, PBMs, pharmacies and providers are all owned by the same entity? Prices go up for employers and their workers.
The United States is facing a crisis when it comes to health care costs. Prices for lifesaving care and drugs are simply too high for consumers.
Hospital acquisitions and mergers aren’t producing better outcomes or healthier people – only higher costs.
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These talking points can be used to create communications related to anti-trust enforcement and anticompetitive business practices.
We need stronger health care anti-trust enforcement, including prohibitions on anticompetitive practices, to address the problems of industry consolidation, market power and high prices.
Where markets have failed entirely or where there is no market, federal policymakers have a responsibility to directly manage health care prices.