Following agreement, unions counter monopoly concerns for Lifespan-CNE merger

AT A SECOND public comment meeting on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many participants voiced concerns that the integrated health system, which would include Brown University, would monopolize the state's health care.
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter Neronha has denied the application for a proposed merger between Lifespan and Care New England health systems.
PROVIDENCE - Several union representatives came forward in support of the proposed merger between Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System at a public comment meeting on Thursday evening, though other speakers said such a combined system would monopolize the state’s health care system.  Representatives from the United Nurses & Allied Professionals, Teamsters Local…

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