AHIP, AMA Spar Over Health Insurance Competition Report
The American Medical Association (AMA) released a report on Nov. 1 that found 79% of metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the U.S. had low levels of competition in the Medicare Advantage market. The trade group for physicians and medical students also found similar concentrations in the commercial and health insurance exchange markets and warned that insurers’ dominance in markets can harm patients through higher premiums and lower levels of care.
AHIP, the leading trade group for health insurance companies, countered with a press release on Nov. 4 arguing that “the AMA’s conclusions and allegations are simply false and wrong.”
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