HCFO-Funded Work Highlighted in Media Following Related Congressional Hearing

Publication Date: 
September 13, 2011

Following recent publication in Health Affairs, HCFO-funded work led by Glenn Melnick, Ph.D., has been highlighted in several media outlets. The focus of his work, market consolidation, is related to a September 9, 2011 House Ways and Means Subcommittee Hearing on the implications of hospital mergers and acquisitions. According to blog posts the Advisory Board Company, Ezra Klein of The Washington Post, and The Incidental Economist, the study's chief finding--that health plan concentration can depress prices--was cited during the hearing.