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House Subcommittee Considers Obamacare's Impact on Competition

Witnesses representing payers and providers agree that healthcare industry consolidation predates the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by at least two decades, but blame each other for rising healthcare costs.

2 comments on "House Subcommittee Considers Obamacare's Impact on Competition"
Donald Stumpp (9/20/2013 at 12:22 PM)

One more thing To Healthleaders: Is there any way you could stop using the term "Obamacare"? The lay press of course does, but I bet as a healthcare news source, your readers will know what you mean if the title was instead: House Subcommittee Considers ACA's Impact on Competition. The title of the Act which is not Obamacare.
Donald Stumpp (9/20/2013 at 11:38 AM)

I agree with Barak Richman rather than AHA or AHIP. I wonder if anyone made mention that health care costs are also more affected by volume rather than specific unit costs? The most cost effective medical procedure or hospital stay is the one that didnt need to happen because of early intervention or better population health. Check obesity rates of the past two decades. That's what has driven healthcare costs (among other things)