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Intelligence Report Slideshow—The M&A and Partnership Mega-Trend
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With baby boomers rapidly entering the Medicare system and changes in employer-provided healthcare coverage, the role of commercial insurance and government payers as well as the marketplace itself is being transformed by both public and private health insurance exchanges.

To lower insurance costs to the purchasing public, higher deductibles and narrow networks are among the elements of plans being offered. Thus, consumers are beginning to focus on price, availability of services, and clinical reputation, thereby increasing competition among providers.