June 8, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Health plan mergers are being hotly debated right now. In general, such mergers can raise prices for consumers while rarely providing compensatory benefits. Proposed mergers that cause too much consumer harm should be rejected, but when such mergers are allowed to go forward, they provide an opportunity to focus regulator and health plan attention on "remedies" that could address certain consumer harms and otherwise ensure that consumers realize real, enforceable benefits from the merger.
Consultant Karen Davenport prepared a Research Brief for the Hub using case studies and expert interviews to uncover:
What is the range of remedies that have been tried or should be tried?
Karen Davenport, The Lewin Group
Lynn Quincy, Healthcare Value Hub