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Monnat weighs in on possible CVS, Aetna merger in Boston Globe

Shannon MonnatShannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, was interviewed for the Boston Globe article, "Could CVS become the Genius Bar of health care?" Monnat says the merger may lower costs by increasing access to timely, more affordable care. But she cautions that the potential downside is that it could contribute to the "tremendous disparity" in the health care system. "There is the potential that these clinics would be a low-quality health care dumping ground for poor and vulnerable populations," says Monnat. 12/05/17