Health Care Reform Business: If Overhaul Fails, Expect Mergers And Less Revenue For Drugmakers

04/10/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Alex Nussbaum and Meg Tirrell Bloomberg

Insurers, drugmakers and hospitals will likely slash costs and merge companies to maneuver through a U.S. health-care landscape marked by rising medical expenses and the loss of millions of potential paying customers.

With Congress' sweeping overhaul of the health system stalled, industry will seek its own answers to a push by government and the private sector to rein in costs, said Curtis Lane, senior managing director at MTS Health Partners, a New York-based equity fund.

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