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The Unchecked Market Power of the American Health Care System

The Unchecked Market Power of the American Health Care System

By: David Ennis (Pro Market) In May 2003, the late Princeton health economist Ewe Reinhardt and colleagues published a frequently-cited paper titled “It’s the Prices, Stupid: Why...
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AHA Urges DOJ To Probe UnitedHealth’s Acquisition Of Change Healthcare

In a letter to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division, AHA expressed concern over the implications of UnitedHealth Group’s US$8 billion acquisition of...
Silver Anniversary Time to Burnish Healthcare Guidelines

On Their Silver Anniversary, It’s Time to Burnish the Healthcare Guidelines

Twenty-five years have passed since the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission last revised their Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy...
Vertical Integration Antitrust Healthcare Industry

Stacking the Blocks: Vertical Integration and Antitrust in the Healthcare Industry

For many decades, the U.S. healthcare industry mostly consisted of a diversity of unintegrated physicians, hospitals, and insurers. Over the last 10 to 15...
Geographic Market Definition Principles Healthcare

A Step Forward or Backward: The Court’s Application of Geographic Market...

The Federal Trade Commission and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General recently challenged a proposed hospital system merger in the Philadelphia, PA area as...
Physician Groups Next Enforcement Frontier Healthcare Provider Mergers

Physician Groups – The Next Enforcement Frontier for Healthcare Provider Mergers?

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent announcement that it will be undertaking a retrospective study of physician group consolidations may signal an increased focus on...
Enforcing Competition Law in the English Health Care System

Enforcing Competition Law in the English Health Care System

The UK Department of Health and Social Care has published a white paper titled Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social...
Rethinking Competition in Healthcare Reflections from a Small Island

Rethinking Competition in Healthcare – Reflections from a Small Island

After approximately 30 years, and following a decisive move towards integrated care systems, competition reforms in English healthcare seem to be rejected, even though...
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Ant Group In Talks With Chinese Watchdog To Revive Healthcare Unit

Jack Ma’s Ant Group is in talks with regulators in China to revive its crowdfunded medical coverage unit, Xiang Hu Bao, and develop it...
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Biden Antitrust Agenda Ignores States’ Complicity On Health Care Monopolies

By Lindsay Killen, The Hill It comes as no surprise that the Biden administration has taken ambitious early action to expand the federal government’s jurisdiction...
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