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When health insurers merge consumers often lose

Jul 25 2016

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SIEPR in the News

This New York Times editorial delves into two big health insurance mergers, and draws data from a study by SIEPR Director Mark Duggan. In a paper published by the American Economic Review in 2012, Duggan found that consolidation in the health insurance industry between 1998 and 2006 was responsible for a seven percentage point increase in premiums.