Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems v. State of Oregon, et al.

Docket No.
District Court


  • Enjoin administration / enforcement of government actions
  • Invalidate statutory provision

Litigation Content

Why this Matters
The plaintiff, a trade association representing Oregon hospitals and health systems, argues that a state law enacted to more strictly regulate health care mergers violates the Due Process Clause under the U.S. Constitution and the nondelegation doctrine under the Oregon Constitution. Evidence shows that consolidation in the health care sector can lead to higher prices for those with private insurance while also potentially leading to lower quality care for patients.

Potential Impact
The ability to thwart anticompetitive mergers by health care providers can help reduce health care prices and lower health care premiums for consumers.