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What Does The Harvard Pilgrim-Tufts Merger Mean For Consumers?04:25
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Starting Oct. 1, Americans will be able to buy private health insurance through public exchanges created under Obamacare. (401(K) 2013/Flickr)
Starting Oct. 1, Americans will be able to buy private health insurance through public exchanges created under Obamacare. (401(K) 2013/Flickr)

A proposed merger of the second and third largest health insurance companies in Massachusetts is raising lots of questions for consumers.

Most pointedly: Could a combination of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care lead to higher premiums?

Harvard Business School professor Leemore Dafny has studied this question and joins us this morning with some insights.

This segment aired on August 15, 2019.

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