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We’re Still Not Talking About Health Care’s ‘Elephant in the Room’
California Healthline

More than five years ago, Bob Berenson warned about an overlooked danger in health care: Health care providers were accumulating too much market power, and the Affordable Care Act would only make it worse.

He’s still worried.

Provider market power “has been the leading reason for the [rise] in health care spending” over the past 15 years, Berenson told California Healthline this week.

“And in conventional political circles,” he added, “it’s still being overlooked.”