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Implications of proposed Texas health care systems merger

Vivian Ho, director of the Center for Health and Biosciences, explains why a proposed merger between Memorial Hermann Health System and Baylor Scott & White Health could potentially raise health care costs for customers. Houston Matters: http://bit.ly/2OzeurS