Provider mergers could significantly impact state insurance markets, may not affect Medicaid

November 30, 2015

The competitiveness of healthcare markets in the wake of major provider mergers could be significantly impacted, Health Affairs reports. If some of these deals are finalized, Georgia, Connecticut, and Colorado could experience 40% or higher increases in commercial insurance concentration, Health Affairs contends, while Kansas, Alaska, Iowa, and Ohio could see 60% or higher concentration increases in Medicare Advantage. The mergers are not expected to heavily affect Medicaid managed care markets.