Today's Economic History: The Vineyard of Copanis

Must-Read: Topher Spiro, Maura Calsyn, and Meghan O’Toole: Bigger Is Not Better: Proposed Insurer Mergers Are Likely to Harm Consumers and Taxpayers: "The primary example of research...

...a 1999 merger between Aetna and Prudential... statistically signifcant effects in raising premium prices... premiums that were 7 percent higher by 2007 than they would have been if local market concentration had remained the same as prior to the merger....2008... Sierra Health Services and UnitedHealth Group... the small-group insurance market... small-group premiums in the Nevada markets increased by 13.7 percent in the year a er the merger...

https://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/20122028/InsuranceMergers-brief3.pdf

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