To Compete Or Regulate: What's Right For Health Care?

Law360, New York (July 23, 2010, 1:26 PM EDT) -- The need to increase the efficiency and reduce the costs of health care has been prominent in the debate over health care reform. From the perspective of many antitrust lawyers and economists, increased competition is the best means to deliver the needed cost savings. However, the Federal Trade Commission's recently proposed consent decree with the Minnesota Rural Health Cooperative demonstrates that there is not unanimity on the appropriate scope of antitrust enforcement in the health care sector. See In the Matter of Minnesota Rural Health Cooperative,...
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