Munzoor Shaikh quoted in Managed Healthcare Executive

The forces of consolidation are well under way and the merger was not totally unexpected—all of insurance is going through similar consolidation, according to Munzoor Shaikh, a director in West Monroe Partners' healthcare practice.

“Healthcare insurance business is not the best today in terms of return on capital,” Shaikh says. “We see this as a trend in consolidation toward an oligopoly system. The U.S. healthcare system is averse to a single payer system—monopoly—and we see an oligopoly as an alternative equilibrium point.”

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