Archive for August 2016

Are Healthcare Mergers Good or Bad? It’s Complicated


This summer, healthcare mergers are in the air. As the big five work toward becoming an even bigger three (Anthem is poised to take over its rival Cigna, and Aetna is about to buy Humana), the U.S. Justice Department is preparing to block the mergers with lawsuits. Who to root for? Are mergers like these…

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What Do Oil Prices and Healthcare Insurance Rates Have in Common? More Than You’d Think.


In an article published on LinkedIn last spring, Michael Dendy, the CEO of the healthcare cost management company AMPS, compared skyrocketing healthcare costs to oil prices in 2008. “Like the oil producing cartels that for many years controlled the cost of the world’s energy in unencumbered fashion, there is absolutely no catalyst for healthcare providers…

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