FTC Says Less Antitrust Regs On Health Care Is More

Law360, Washington (February 27, 2014, 7:17 PM EST) -- Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen on Wednesday warned state lawmakers to not over-regulate the health care industry in their quest to stamp out anti-competitive behavior, claiming restrictive antitrust laws can harm consumers even more than the conduct the laws are trying to prevent.

In a speech to the Connecticut Bar Association's antitrust and consumer law sections, Ohlhausen claimed that well-intentioned antitrust, scope of practice and telemedicine regulations may actually prevent the health care industry from adapting to new technologies and business models that could promote...
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