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Dr. Scheffler was interviewed on KRON 4 News yesterday about the new Petris Center report “Consolidation in California’s Health Care Market 2010-2016: Impact on Prices and ACA Premiums.” The interview focused on the study’s finding that healthcare prices were 30% higher in Northern California than in Southern California, even after adjusting for the region’s higher cost of living. These higher prices are correlated with higher consolidation, which leaves consumers with fewer choices for their healthcare and gives hospitals and insurers the ability to charge more.
You can watch the video of the interview with KRON 4 here.