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Provider Groups Come Out Swinging Against Insurance Company Mergers
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Oct. 1, 2015
"[Tom Nickels, executive vice president of the American Hospital Association (AHA), criticized the insurance companies'] oft-cited argument that all healthcare is local, noting that in their arguments for the deals 'they cite national statistics on the number of competitors instead of the actual competition in local markets.' ... [Andrew W. Gurman, M.D., president-elect of the American Medical Association,] argued that consolidation in the health insurance industry also compromises the ability of physicians to advocate for their patients, especially when doctors are forced to negotiate with a 'mega-merged conglomerate.' "

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