Trump’s free market health care reform plans create a tricky dilemma

Dan Gorenstein Nov 11, 2016
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Trump’s free market health care reform plans create a tricky dilemma

Dan Gorenstein Nov 11, 2016
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump leaves a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
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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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