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Politicians, healthcare leaders spar over extent of ACA-era competition
Modern Healthcare

The Affordable Care Act is a law, and consolidation is increasing throughout healthcare. Those were roughly the only two points that House politicians and healthcare witnesses agreed on Thursday.The House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee held a hearing on the state of competition among hospitals, doctors and insurance companies since the ACA was passed several years ago. The rancorous meeting included a shouting match between two House members, several narratives that pitted the healthcare groups against each other, and no clear indication of how healthcare markets will be regulated going forward.