Tufts CEO slams BI-Lahey merger

Warns ‘duopoly’ will control commercial market

THE CEO OF TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER took issue with the stated rationale behind the proposed megamerger of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health, and several other hospitals, saying the combined entity would not end up challenging Partners HealthCare for supremacy in Massachusetts. “This is a false argument,” said Michael Wagner, testifying at an educational(...)

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