Market disruptors and the pressure to lower costs in a value-based world are driving an uptick of new mergers in the health care industry. Different combinations are emerging between insurers, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and other players. While it is unclear whether vertical mergers will reduce health care costs, they will likely have a substantial impact on how the industry delivers care. [Included] are the most significant vertical mergers we’re seeing and how they may shape tomorrow’s health care landscape.

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