Diana Moss in the Washington Post on Why Mergers Can Harm Health Care Professionals

Diana Moss was quoted in the January 11, 2017 Washington Post story It’s hard to be a small-time family doctor these days, new data shows.

One possibility is that mergers among insurers will induce doctors and hospitals to combine as well, which will encourage greater consolidation in the insurance sector, said Diana Moss. She is an economist and the president of the American Antitrust Institute, which advocates for competitive markets.

 “The concern is more than just raising prices to consumers,” Moss said. “If the insurers bulk up to become better bargainers, that creates incentives for the providers to bulk up.”