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Market Competition

What policies can encourage health care providers across the spectrum to offer high-quality care that yields better outcomes at a lower cost, and find innovative solutions to operate more efficiently?

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Market Consolidation

Policy Definition: Market consolidation is the practice of two or more health systems, hospitals, clinics or other healthcare entities coming together through acquisition or merger. Policies can regulate the merger of health care entities with intentions to maintain competition in the market, consumer choice, low cost and better quality in health care delivery and services.


New Market Entry

Policy Definition: New market entry policies can encourage or dissuade new or improved health care facility construction and services entering into communities.


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