AHIP, AMA Spar Over Health Insurance Competition Report

  • Nov 11, 2022

    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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  • Tim Casey

    Tim has worked as a reporter and editor for more than 20 years. Before joining AIS Health in December 2021, he was a business reporter covering the commercial real estate industry’s capital markets for four years. He previously covered health care business issues for two medical publishing companies and high school, college and professional sports for the Sacramento Bee newspaper. Tim has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University.

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