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AHIP wants more oversight over consolidation of hospitals and physicians

A major cause of rising healthcare costs is vertical consolidation among providers, the America’s Health Insurance Plans told a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee by statement. When more and more of a region’s doctors and medical experts work for the same hospital or health system, the price for services provided by the acquired physicians increase by an… Read More »

Medical costs create hardships for more than half of Americans

Medical financial hardship is very common among people in the United States, with more than half reporting problems with affordability, stress, or delaying care because of cost, finds a study by the American Cancer Society. Appearing early online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the study estimates more than 100 million people in the… Read More »