Anticompetitive Practices

Competitive health care markets can help reduce health care prices and lower health care premiums for consumers. In private health insurance, research has shown that provider consolidation, private equity acquisition of health care providers, and other anticompetitive practices can lead to higher health care prices. In addition to federal enforcement, civil litigation by private parties also can play an important role in combating anticompetitive practices in the health care sector.

Tracked Litigation

HCA v. Garland et al.