Health care mergers, particularly hospital mergers, have been at the epicenter of the increase in antitrust activity in the health care industry over the past few years. The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as state attorneys general, are focusing their attention on the health care industry, with a particular interest in monitoring, and often blocking, hospital mergers. Now, it looks like the U.S. Supreme Court might get involved in the debate. The DOJ and FTC's increased scrutiny of hospital mergers has a hospital merger poised to possibly be the first merger matter taken on by the Supreme Court in more than 30 years, which could alter the antitrust landscape.
Health Care Mergers: Time for the Supreme Court to Jump in?
The Legal Intelligencer
June 18, 2012
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