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As Payers Merge, Hospitals Dream of their Own Health Plans
HealthLeaders Media

Hospital and health system leaders are facing the prospect of merged insurance giants that are so big and powerful they can call the shots in what will pass for “negotiating” a contract, prompting some to consider the alternate path of starting their own health plans.

The option will become more appealing if insurance company mergers go through as expected and if the combined companies start bullying hospitals that have few competitors from which to choose.