Detroit Free Press, November 2, 2012
The main reason behind the planned merger between Henry Ford and Beaumont health systems into a single, $6.4-billion nonprofit entity, is simple economics. Combined, the two hospital systems would become more efficient and better positioned to face sweeping changes in health care reform. Hospital system leaders said consumers and employees need not worry. Insurance coverage won't change, they'll have access to regular doctors, there won't be sweeping layoffs and no facilities will close.