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Those hospital mergers are costing us big bucks according to the NY Times.

Those hospital mergers are costing us big bucks according to the NY Times. You may have noticed that the big hospital systems have been getting bigger.  One major reason is the predatory nature of insurance companies who try to isolate and then negotiate prices with hospitals that have little negotiating clout.  Horizons Omnia plan that created tiers and made people who visited tier 2 hospitals and providers pay more, while warping the marketplace. Hospitals that merge create an economic block that owns a large part of their geographic area.  Insurance companies must now negotiate with them and the result is Read More »