US: ACA warns DOJ against Disney’s Fox RSN divestitures

US: ACA warns DOJ against Disney’s Fox RSN divestitures

The American Cable Association (ACA) has urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to bar Disney from selling Fox’s regional sports networks to any in-market, big-four TV station or MVPD, saying it would raise pay TV prices and create new antitrust problems. In June, the DOJ signed off on Disney’s US$71.3 billion purchase of most of […]

US: ACA calls for new trial in DOJ challenge to AT&T/TW

US: ACA calls for new trial in DOJ challenge to AT&T/TW

The American Cable Association (ACA) has told a federal appeals court that it should throw out the district court’s decision to allow the AT&T/Time Warner merger and kick the case back to that court for a new trial, reported Variety. That came in an amicus brief to the US Court of Appeals for the DC […]

MAY-11(1)

In this issue: The FTC and DOJ have created a Draft Proposal regarding how they might analyze competitive aspects of ACOs created under ObamaCare.The Draft contains features from both conventional merger and health insurance analysis. Will this change the way conventional mergers are analyzed? We’ve asked four experts to sort and clarify this new approach […]

OCT-10(1)

In this issue: Healthcare is not only a contentious antitrust issue, but a highly confusing one; we focus here on clinical integration. Christi Braun looks at the challenge of promoting cost-effective health care while controlling joint contracting; Heather Cooper gives some cautionary advice to physicians looking to join forces; Ashley Fischer & David Marx, Jr. […]

JUL-12(1)

This second of our special health-care series concerns health care mergers, perhaps the thorniest antitrust issue that ObamaCare presents. While the ACA encourages cost savings through ACOs and other means, the antitrust authorities continue to be skeptical of health care institution mergers. Do all health care mergers fall between a rock and a hard place? Our […]

Is the Affordable Care Act the Catalyst to Merger Efficiency Reform? (2)

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Andrew Mann, George Paul, Dec 31, 2014 Recently, the Obama Administration has reshaped the healthcare industry and encouraged collaborations among competitors as a way to drive skyrocketing costs down and improve the efficiency of the delivery of healthcare to Americans. But are the […]

Competition Policy in Selection Markets

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Neale Mahoney, Andre Veiga, Glen Weyl, Oct 15, 2014 One of the oldest arguments against both competition and the policies promoting it is the problem of cream-skimming. In selectionmarkets, like insurance and finance, where some customers are cheaper to serve than others, competitors […]

Redefining Care and Competition Models in Health Care

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Kenneth Field, Sep 30, 2014 Believe it or not, antitrust enforcers, health system executives, and the drafters of the Affordable Care Act all have the same goals in mind. Everyone involved seeks to ensure and increase access to high-quality, low-cost care for patients. […]

The Evolution of Efficiencies and Treatment of Quality of Care Defenses in Light of Changing Health Care Industry Dynamics

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Helen Kim, Dionne Lomax, Sep 30, 2014 The consolidation of health care markets and the impact of this consolidation on prices, costs, and quality, has been a hotly debated topic in the health care industry. Hospitals across the country are merging and acquiring […]

Integrating to Enhance Value and Quality vs. Preserving Competition to Maintain Lower Prices

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle J. Mark Waxman, Sep 30, 2014 The Affordable Care Act, the Triple Aim (targeting enhanced quality and patient satisfaction, engaging in population health, and reducing per capita costs), and the need for capital and infrastructure to change from a fee-based system of care […]

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