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Stein to Atrium/UNC Health Care: We Need Details

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(RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today sent civil investigative demands (CIDs) to Atrium, formerly known as Carolinas Healthcare System, and UNC Health Care. Attorney General Stein is requesting information about the proposed combination of these entities and its impacts on health care prices, choices for patients and insurers, and other information that will allow him to determine whether or not this deal will harm North Carolinians.

“My priority is to look out for North Carolina’s health care patients,” said Attorney General Stein. “When large health systems merge, patients and businesses often end up paying more. I intend to make sure that doesn’t happen here.”

CEOs Eugene Woods and William Roper met with Attorney General Stein on Aug. 23, 2017 to discuss their organizations’ proposed deal. At that time, Attorney General Stein announced that he would review the transaction to ensure that North Carolina patients are protected. However, since that meeting, the State of North Carolina has received little information about the proposed combination, making conducting a review impossible.

Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484


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