Steward Iasis Merger Should Be Stopped—Remark

Total deal value for 2015 was more than $557 billion, a 44 percent increase from 2014’s total of $388 billion.
Just when it seemed like the furious pace of hospital mergers in America was slowing down, we learned Friday morning that Boston-based Steward Health Care System will buy Tennessee-based IASIS Healthcare for $1.9 billion.
Because the more hospitals merge, the more it costs all of us for our health care.
The deal will make Steward the largest private for-profit hospital operator in the country with 36 hospitals across 10 states.
From 2013 to 2015, merger and acquisition activity among U.S. hospitals and health systems set new records.

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