Insurance Market Concentration Creates Fewer Choices: A Look at Health Care Competition in the States

Source: Karen Davenport and Sonia Sekhar, Center for American Progress, November 2009

It is clear that health insurance markets are broken. A tsunami of health insurance mergers has led to such high levels of concentration in insurance markets that there are now only one or two dominant insurers in many states. And these local monopolies go unchallenged because there are substantial barriers to entry and expansion for other insurers.
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