Capital Public Radio Discusses Potential Political Effects of New Petris Report: “Health Care Mergers And Rising Prices Under Scrutiny In California”

Sacramento’s Capital Public Radio published an article today about the Petris Center’s new report on consolidation in California’s health care markets and its potential to have broader political effects. The article discusses how health care consolidation — identified in part by the new Petris Center report — and the effect of the consolidation on prices and premiums have caught the eye of California elected officials, ranging from the state legislature to the California Attorney General’s office. The article concludes with a quote from Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler on the potential cost savings that addressing consolidation would bring.

You can read the Capital Public Radio article here.

You can read the newly released Petris Center report “Consolidation in California’s Health Care Market 2010-2016: Impact on Prices and ACA Premiums” here. You can also listen to the audio of the press conference with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Dr. Scheffler, announcing the release of the report, here.