Becker's Healthcare June 9, 2023
Jakob Emerson

The CEO of an independent community hospital in Colorado is raising concerns about Intermountain Health’s intent to expand its insurance plan into the state next year.

“Threats from larger health systems in and around our communities are a few of the main items keeping us up at night,” Chris Thomas, president and CEO of Grand Junction, Colo.-based Community Hospital, said. “In our region, [Intermountain] acquired the largest hospital, and is now bringing their health insurance products into our market. If they are successful at growing the number of lives covered by their health insurance products, we fear they will block access to our hospital through tiered products, driving more of the covered lives into their hospital.”

Mr. Thomas delivered his...

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