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The Era of Mega-Hospitals Has Arrived

The Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, encourages healthcare providers to join together in what are called Accountable Care Organizations. Prior to the passage of Obamacare, hospitals were already pursuing mergers, in an effort to gain market share and have better negotiating ability with insurance companies. That trend looks like it has accelerated since the passage of Obamacare:

Mega Hospitals MergersThanks to Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) for pointing this out on his twitter feed.

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