The US FTC files a lawsuit seeking to prevent a merger between two healthcare providers which service over 80% of Utah’s residents, finding that the merger would result in elimination of a low-cost provider (HCA Healthcare / Steward Health Care System)

The Federal Trade Commission has authorized an administrative complaint and a lawsuit in federal court to block the proposed merger between Utah healthcare competitors HCA Healthcare and Steward Health Care System. The agency alleges that the deal would eliminate the second and fourth largest healthcare systems in the Wasatch Front region, where approximately 80 percent of Utah’s residents live. The companies offer a broad range of essential medical and surgical diagnostic and treatment services that

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