Antitrust Enforcement Of Hospital Consolidations

Law360, New York (March 15, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT) -- It is indisputable that the health care industry has a major impact upon the consumer. We depend upon doctors, hospitals and other providers, as well as drug and medical device companies for our health care needs. Our health insurance premiums, as well as co-payments or deductibles, pay for our care.

Moreover, our tax dollars help finance a significant part of our health care system’s costs. According to government actuaries, health care now accounts for 17 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, or approximately $2.5 trillion....
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