Why consumers should be leery of the Advocate-NorthShore deal

September 13, 2014 6:54 PM

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Those paying for health care in the U.S. worry megamergers like the proposed marriage between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem will lead to higher prices.

The proposed merger, which would create the 11th largest tax-exempt hospital operator in the U.S., treating 3 million patients annually, comes at a time when employers, insurers and the Affordable Care Act are working to keep a lid on health care costs by paying medical care providers to keep patien...

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