The latest post in a mini-series on the impact of consolidation in the hospital and insurance industries from Jill Zorn at the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut is titled, Playing Monopoly with Our Money. Zorn cites several recent studies on the correlation between hospital mergers and high prices and includes this very telling quote from Atul Gawande:  ““When your grocery store is the only one in town, it can jack up prices without losing customers. The same goes for hospitals.” See the full post here.