26
MAR
2018

Dr. Scheffler Interviewed on ABC 7 News About New Petris Study Connecting California’s High Healthcare Costs and Market Concentration

ABC 7 News interviewed Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler about the Petris Center’s newly released study “Consolidation in California’s Health Care Market 2010-2016: Impact on Prices and ACA Premiums.” The study found the rapid acceleration of market concentration in California, and importantly, that highly concentrated markets are associated with higher healthcare costs for consumers – including that healthcare prices can cost up to 30% more in Northern California than in Southern California. In the interview, Dr. Scheffler discusses how these high prices are affecting consumers and how the California Attorney General’s office will investigate this consolidation and its impacts on prices.

You can watch the full video of ABC 7’s interview and report here.

You can read the full Petris Center report here, and can listen to the audio of the press conference with Attorney General Becerra and Dr. Scheffler announcing the report here.