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Is Merger Mania Healthy?

Is Merger Mania Healthy?

Date 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location 
Neuroscience Research Building
635 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles , CA
California US

 

The UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health is pleased to host The Health Forum at UCLA (FSPH), a series of regularly scheduled free public programs featuring health leaders discussing critical issues in public health.
 
"Is Merger Mania Healthy?"
 
The ACA has inspired many providers to consolidate and major payers have now joined this trend. Anthem has announced that it is merging with Cigna, and Aetna announced it is merging with Humana. If these mega mergers are approved by the government, the health insurance industry will consolidate the top five payers into just three companies, each with annual revenue over $100 billion. Providers, regulators, and consumer advocates are concerned that the payer consolidation will limit the negotiating power of private and government health programs. In this Health Forum, our speakers will present the provider, consumer, and government perspective on whether merger mania is healthy.
 
When: Wednesday, October 28, 6:00-8:00pm PDT
            6:00-6:30pm: Coffee and Reception
            6:30-7:15pm: Panel Presentations
            7:15-8:00pm: Question and Answer Session
 
Where: Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium, UCLA 
             635 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles
 
 
Panelists include: 
Jack Resneck
Jack Resneck Jr., MD
Member, Board of Trustees
American Medical Association
Anthony Wright
Anthony Wright
Executive Director
Health Access California
John Wiegand
John Wiegand, JD
Attorney
Federal Trade Commission
Moderated by: 
Anthony Schiff
Anthony Schiff, JD, MPH
Principal
Schiff and Bernstein