Implications of Health Insurance Mega-Mergers

Earlier this week, shareholders from Aetna and Humana gave the green light to their proposed merger. But that doesn’t mean it will be smooth sailing from here. The biggest hurdle yet to come will likely be from antitrust regulators, who are listening to concerns being raised in the marketplace.

Our own Dr. Bill Bithoney talked with Modern Healthcare’s Beth Kutscher earlier this week about how hospitals and health systems are responding:

“Everyone’s afraid,” Bithoney said, adding that health systems are likely to pursue their own mergers in response. “It’s an ever-escalating merger-mania.”

You can read the full article on Modern Healthcare‘s site (subscription required):