Transparency: Do Health-care Companies Have to Compete for Customers?

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Transparency: Do Health-care Companies Have to Compete for Customers?

by Atley Kasky

October 1, 2009
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Opponents of the public option claim that by being forced to compete against the government, health care companies will be at an unfair advantage. But right now, health care companies hardly have to compete at all. In most states, one health care provider controls the vast share of the market, which allows them to raise premiums far faster than the wages of their customers rise. The market might be the best solution for health care, but right now, it's being controlled by virtual monopolies in many states.A collaboration between GOOD and Atley G. Kasky.

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