FTC and Rhode Island Attorney General Step in to Block Merger of Rhode Island’s Two Largest Healthcare Providers* FTC alleges that anticompetitive deal likely to increase price and reduce quality of care for patients The Federal Trade Commission has authorized an administrative complaint, and authorized a suit in federal court, to block the proposed merger of Rhode Island’s two largest healthcare providers, alleging the deal would lead to higher prices and lower quality care. The FTC, jointly with the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General, will file a complaint in federal district court seeking a temporary
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