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FTC takes close look at Advocate, NorthShore merger

FTC takes close look at Advocate, NorthShore merger

The Federal Trade Commission wants more time and information before clearing a proposed merger between Illinois systems Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem. The request comes as the FTC appears to be taking a closer look at cross-market mergers.

Texas Health reports lower margin, higher expenses

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 01, 2015

Texas Health Resources, the system that treated the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., reported a smaller operating margin in 2014 than the previous year as it grappled with higher expenses.



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Network squeeze: Controversies continue over narrow health plans

Network squeeze: Controversies continue over narrow health plans

Narrow-network health plans have grown in popularity, particularly on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, because their cheaper premiums appeal to price-sensitive consumers, but there is significant consumer and provider dissatisfaction with how many of these plans are organized.

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