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Dr. Scheffler and Other Economists Publish Letter on Aetna-Humana Merger: Erroneous Market Definition

Posted on 26 Jul 2016
Twenty economists with expertise in the subjects of antitrust, competition policy, and health economics, including Dr. Scheffler, submitted a public letter to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on July 8th. The letter addressed the economists’ concern that the Florida Office of

California Department of Insurance Urges DOJ to Block Anthem/Cigna Merger

Posted on 21 Jun 2016
Announced on June 16th, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has urged the U.S. Department of Justice to block the merger deal between Anthem, Inc., and Cigna Corporation. After an extensive review of the Anthem and Cigna merger, including expert testimony from Dr. Scheffler a

Dr. Scheffler awarded Astor Visiting Lectureship to deliver Lectures at Oxford University in June

Posted on 25 May 2016
Dr. Scheffler was awarded the Astor Visiting Lectureship by Oxford University to deliver two lectures and a seminar in June at Oxford, in conjunction with the Oxford Department of International Development and the International Migration Institute. The full details can be viewed below

KQED: Covered California Helps Keep Premiums in Check, UC Berkeley Study Finds

Posted on 06 May 2016
KQED’s State of Health covered the Petris Center’s newly published paper in health affairs, “Differing Impacts Of Market Concentration On Affordable Care Act Marketplace Premiums.” The article covers the responses of Dr. Scheffler and others, including Covered Califo

Just Released in Health Affairs: Differing Impacts Of Market Concentration On Affordable Care Act Marketplace Premiums

Posted on 06 May 2016
Dr. Scheffler, Dr. Fulton, and Graduate Researcher Daniel Arnold, along with Dr. Sherry Glied of New York University, have a newly published paper in Health Affairs this week. The paper, “Differing Impacts Of Market Concentration On Affordable Care Act Marketplace Premiums,̶

Dr. Scheffler’s Op-Ed on Front Page of New York Times Website: “States Can Contain Health Care Costs. Here’s How”

Posted on 02 May 2016
An op-ed by Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler and Dr. Sherry Glied, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, was featured on the front page of the New York Times website today (May 2nd, 2016). Entitled “States Can Contain Health Care

Dr. Fulton Provides Testimony on Proposed Anthem Inc. – Cigna Corp. Merger

Posted on 05 Apr 2016
On March 29th, Dr. Fulton provided testimony to the California Department of Insurance on the proposed Anthem Inc. – Cigna Corp. merger, discussing the potential impact of a merger on the market, including on health insurance premiums. Dr. Fulton’s testimony was covered by

Dr. Scheffler and Dr. Fulton Testify on the Potential Health Net-Centene Merger

Posted on 27 Feb 2016
In January, Dr. Scheffler and Dr. Fulton testified in Sacremento in front of the California Department of Insurance at the hearing on the proposed Health Net-Centene merger. Drs. Scheffler and Fulton discussed the potential impact of the merger on market competition. The full video of

Petris Center Hosting Visiting Scholar Dr. Robert Berenson

Posted on 19 Feb 2016
The Petris Center is hosting visiting scholar Dr. Robert Berenson from the Urban Institute for several months in Spring 2016. Dr. Berenson has worked at the Urban Institute as a fellow since 2003, where he conducts research and provides policy analysis primarily on health care deliver

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