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United States of Care Responds to FTC, DOJ, and HHS Request for Information on Consolidation in Health Care

Published On May 9, 2024

On May 7, 2024, United States of Care (USofCare) submitted comments in response to a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding consolidation in health care.

USofCare knows that affordability is people’s top concern with the health care system. Consumers are saddled with rising health care costs, which are in large part due to a decades-long industry movement towards provider consolidation and growing ownership of health care facilities by corporate actors. USofCare’s response to the RFI outlines current trends in market consolidation and its negative impacts on people’s access, quality, and affordability of care. In addition, we offer solutions for the federal government to consider in order to tackle this growing issue, informed by our advocacy in states and our work listening to people.

USofCare appreciates the opportunity to respond to the RFI.