Center for Business and Economic Research - Ball State University

Indiana Has a Monopoly Problem in Healthcare; Preliminary evidence and recommendations

Indiana Has a Monopoly Problem in Healthcare; Preliminary evidence and recommendations

This policy brief provides preliminary analysis as to the degree of competition in Indiana's healthcare markets. We conclude that evidence strongly suggests healthcare markets in Indiana experience significant monopoly power, which has increased prices, allowed not-for-profit providers to accrue stunningly large profits, increased the burden on Hoosier families, and likely reduced healthcare outcomes across the state.

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Tags: health, indiana, law and public policy, insurance and worker benefits

Author: Michael J. Hicks