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Market Consolidation: Can Coordinated Care Live Up to Its Promised Benefits?

Rep. Jim McDermott | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jim McDermott

As we move toward greater integration of the health care industry, we simply do not know what impacts ongoing consolidation will have on health care prices. I am concerned that if we wait to address this issue, the damage will be done, and it will be too late.

7 Important Examples Of How Markets Can Fail

The Fiscal Times | Mark Thoma | Posted 06.20.2013 | Business

Fiscal Times: Many people on the political right believe that free markets are the solution to most any problem. For example, Senator Pat Roberts (...

The Big Debt Driver: Rising Health Care Costs, Not Medicare

Diane Archer | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics
Diane Archer

As both our national debt and health care costs continue to swell, America's CEOs and other "influentials" insist that Congress cut Medicare spending. In truth, we do not have a "Medicare problem" in this country; we have a big problem with rising health care costs.