Addressing Market Consolidation

Anticompetitive practices that stifle employers’ ability to negotiate for the best health care value for their workers has become a growing concern. There is an increase in consolidation leading health systems, insurers and private equity to use their market leverage in ways that cost companies and their workers. What’s more, hospital mergers lead to higher prices, with no evidence of improved quality and with poorer patient experience. PBGH supports both legislative and legal action to reign in market consolidation leading to higher-cost, lower-quality medical care.

  • Consumers First: PBGH is a member of an alliance that brings together powerful interests from consumers, children, employers, labor unions and primary care providers working to change the fundamental economic incentives and design of the health care system. Our work is to realign the incentives and design of health care so that the system truly delivers the health and high quality care that all families across our nation deserve. Read more about the Consumers First Alliance.