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Healthcare consolidation hearings likely to include ACA blame game
Modern Healthcare

Two massive health insurance mergers in the works have reignited a fiery discussion over excessive consolidation. A series of House hearings kicking off this week will look for villains: hospitals, doctors, insurers or, more broadly, the Affordable Care Act.

The American Medical Association has already stoked the flames, releasing an analysis Tuesday that said the pending insurance deals raise antitrust concerns and would lead to higher healthcare costs. Insurers rebuffed the report and called it “fatally flawed.”

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