UCLA Forum tonight: Is Merger Mania Healthy?

“Is Merger Mania Healthy?”

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has inspired many providers to consolidate and major payers have now joined this trend. Anthem has announced that it is merging with Cigna, and Aetna announced it is merging with Humana. If these mega mergers are approved by the government, the health insurance industry will consolidate the top five payers into just three companies, each with annual revenue over $100 billion. Providers, regulators, and consumer advocates are concerned that the payer consolidation will limit the negotiating power of private and government health programs. In this Health Forum, our speakers will present the provider, consumer, and government perspective on whether merger mania is healthy.

Our executive director Anthony Wright is one of the speakers tonight at the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, as part o

When: Wednesday, October 28, 6:00-8:00pm PDT

6:00-6:30pm: Coffee and Reception

6:30-7:15pm: Panel Presentations

7:15-8:00pm: Question and Answer Session

Where: Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium, UCLA

635 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles

Online: To join the livestream on October 28, please click HERE. Please note that the program begins at 6:30pm PDT.