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CAP Responds to Request for Information on Consolidation in Health Care Markets

CAP Responds to Request for Information on Consolidation in Health Care Markets

The Center for American Progress submitted a response to the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ request for information on consolidation in health care markets.

Well-functioning health care markets rely on competition to lower prices, spur innovation, drive efficiency, and improve quality. However, increasing levels of consolidation and vertical integration among both health care providers and health care payers, coupled with the rising influence of private equity in health care, is undermining competition and contributing to higher health care prices.

This comment letter submitted on behalf of the Center for American Progress outlines the effects of health care consolidation, provides examples of notable transactions, and offers recommendations for federal action to protect competition in health care markets.

Click here to read CAP’s comment letter.

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Natasha Murphy

Director, Health Policy

Nicole Rapfogel

Policy Analyst, Health

Alexandra Thornton

Senior Director, Financial Regulation

Marc Jarsulic

Senior Fellow; Chief Economist

Andrea Ducas

Vice President, Health Policy

Brian Keyser

Research Associate


Health Policy

The Health Policy team advances health coverage, health care access and affordability, public health and equity, social determinants of health, and quality and efficiency in health care payment and delivery.

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