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AMA report sees monopolies in insurance markets
Modern Healthcare

The American Medical Association’s annual report on the health insurance marketplace suggests that 70% of metropolitan markets lack competition among insurers, prompting a quick critical response from a payers trade group.

The Chicago-based AMA, in its “Competition in Health Insurance: A Comprehensive Study of U.S. Markets” 2012 report, states, “It appears that consolidation has resulted in the possession and exercise of health insurer monopoly power.”