U.S. President-elect Donald Trump leaves a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump leaves a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. - 
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President-elect Trump has pledged to “bring much needed free market reforms to the health care industry.”

That could mean giving hospitals, insurers and drug companies a freer hand to merge, as many have been attempting to do.

Yet, that could lead to less competition — and higher prices — for consumers.

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