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Healthcare deals may boost cancer costs, while state laws stymie telehealth
USA Today

Medical consolidation is boosting cancer treatment costs, while video doctor visits and mental health services are being underused despite great need and promise, studies out Thursday show. The new research, among six studies released by the insurer-backed Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), doesn’t fit a theme other than that each is a health issue with costs that are affected by state and national policies. “We are not the cost control institute,” said HCCI President David Newman. “We just want the money spent well.”