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Fostering competition in consolidated markets

Editor’s note: On March 16, Paul B. Ginsburg testified before the California Senate Committee on Health on fostering competition in consolidated markets.

In this testimony, Paul B. Ginsburg discusses the implications of consolidation across health care markets with a focus on fostering competition, broadening anti-trust policy, increasing transparency, and exploring regulatory alternatives.

Ginsburg concludes that payment reform is likely to contribute to consolidation and recommends that policymakers proceed with payment reform, enforce anti-trust policy, pursue additional policies that foster competition, and consider rate setting a “stick in the closet” to use if market approaches fail.

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