The healthcare talking heads are predicting the demise of insurance companies as a result of direct contracting, the consolidation of hospitals into five or six giant health systems and other radical changes—all stemming from the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act. We'll see if those massive disruptions will happen in the future. But real changes are already taking place in the relationship between hospitals and employers. I think they are for the better.
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