monopoly

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    Do Hospital Consolidations Lower Prices? (Spoiler Alert: No.)

    This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published a research brief on hospital consolidation. Recently, the American Hospital Association released a study on hospital consolidation. According to Roberts: The new study builds on a report from 2017 that showed that hospital consolidation decreased costs and increased quality for patients. The researchers used hard data…
    Brenee Goforth, September 11, 2019
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    The grim reality of some “non-profit” hospitals

    Earlier this week, I posted on the blog about a hospital CFO touting his hospital system’s monopoly power as a way to extract profitable reimbursement from the insurers in the area. This is a dim reality in the U.S. health care system that is dominated by hospital…
    Jordan Roberts, July 3, 2019
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    Looming hospital merger raises questions about patient benefits

    A North Carolina hospital deal is the subject of an article in The Huffington Post: As North Carolina’s attorney general deliberates over whether to approve the sale of the nonprofit Mission Health System to for-profit Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA, a citizens…
    Jordan Roberts, January 2, 2019