A recent study from the Petris Center was just featured on the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s website. The study analyzed the relationship between market concentration and health care procedure prices, as well as Affordable Care Act premiums between 2010 and 2016. The analysis found stark differences between Northern California and Southern California premiums and prices, but even further, the report suggests that the “vast majority of counties in California warrant concern and scrutiny, according to the DOJ/FTC Guidelines. It continued, “Consumers are paying more for health care as a result of market consolidation. It is now time for regulators and legislators to take action.”
You can read the full story here.
The full analysis was published in March in a report called Consolidation in California’s Health Care Market 2010-2016: Impact on Prices and ACA Premiums. You can read it here.