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How Far Will Health Plan Consolidation Transform The Value Chain?

First in a DRG series on how the Affordable Care Act is driving major changes in the healthcare value chain.

The Affordable Care Act has provided millions of Americans with health insurance and expanded government entitlement programs by billions of dollars, ushering in the biggest changes in healthcare in the United States since Medicaid and Medicare were enacted 50 years ago. But beyond those changes, healthcare reform has had another, equally important effect: It has been a catalyst to drive major changes in the healthcare value chain.