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Neurosurgeon Pens Op-Ed on the Health Insurance Monopoly in Alabama

On April 21, 1819 News published an op-ed titled “Ending the health insurance monopoly will make life healthier for Alabamians” by Richard P. Menger, MD, MPA, assistant professor of neurosurgery and political science at the University of South Alabama. The op-ed — the second in a series Dr. Menger is writing — states that Alabama is tied with Alaska as the least competitive insurance market in the nation, which limits patient options, hurts hospitals and physicians and feeds the insurance industry. 

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