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The price of health care ’empire’ too high for consumers

Last Tuesday, the Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) held a public hearing regarding the Yale New Haven Health System’s proposal to take over Lawrence and Memorial Health.  A very diverse cross section of the Greater New London community raised significant concerns about the impact of this consolidation on health care costs, access to health care services, and real local control over our community hospital.  I share their concerns, and believe this deal should not be allowed to go through until we have real protection against high health care prices charged by the state’s fast-growing health care corporations.