The US President Joe Biden issues an executive order affirming his administration’s policy of enforcing the antitrust laws to “combat the excessive consolidation of industry” and encourages enforcers to address hospital consolidation

INTRODUCTION President Biden recently issued an executive order affirming his administration’s policy of enforcing the antitrust laws to “combat the excessive consolidation of industry” and cited healthcare markets as one of several priorities. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) already have been actively enforcing the antitrust laws in provider consolidation matters. The FTC is currently challenging the proposed merger of two health systems in New Jersey, and in the past year unsuccessfully challenged the combination of Jefferson Health and Einstein Health in Philadelphia and successfully challenged the proposed combination of two health systems (Methodist Le Bonheur and Saint Francis) in Memphis. The executive order follows a proposed bill to

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Ashley M. Fischer, Katharine O'Connor, Noah Feldman Greene, The US President Joe Biden issues an executive order affirming his administration’s policy of enforcing the antitrust laws to “combat the excessive consolidation of industry” and encourages enforcers to address hospital consolidation, 9 July 2021, e-Competitions July 2021, Art. N° 103929

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