Targeting Health Care Antitrust In Texas

Law360 (March 23, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT) -- In its first unilateral conduct case in over a decade, the U.S. Department of Justice and Texas Attorney General’s Office announced the simultaneous filing and settlement of monopolization claims against United Regional Health Care System of Wichita Falls, Texas, on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.

The agencies accused United Regional of improperly coercing health insurers from contracting with other competing hospitals in the Wichita Falls area, thereby solidifying United Regional’s already dominant market position. The case appears to follow up on the Obama administration’s commitments to heighten...
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