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Think Again: Health Insurers Have No Reason To Reduce the Price of Health Care
The Health Care Blog

If the mega-mergers among health insurers are allowed to go through, it will create insurers with more bargaining power that can hold the line on prices paid to doctors and hospitals.

At least that’s been the standard rationale given in the business press for why Anthem Inc. is trying to buy Cigna Corp. and Aetna Inc. is trying to buy Humana Inc.

It’s also one reason why doctors and hospitals fear the deals.