“Some observers are skeptical. For one thing, at least at first, the group won’t be big enough to have a lot of leverage to negotiate prices.
“These are big companies with big brands,” says Rosemarie Day, who runs a healthcare consulting firm and was one of the founders of the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange. “But in terms of actually moving the needle on healthcare costs, their size won’t be hugely impactful at this stage of the game.”
She believes they will have to innovate to find better solutions.”
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