Health Care

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Competition in the health care industry benefits consumers because it helps contain costs, improve quality, expand choice, and encourage innovation. The Antitrust Division enforces the antitrust laws in health care to protect competition and to prevent anticompetitive conduct.

Health Care Cases

Health Care Matters Resolved Without a Case Filed


The Division also engages in competition advocacy to promote competition. The Division advises federal and state government entities on the implications of proposed legislative or regulatory actions that affect health care competition and consumers. Our competition advocacy efforts help ensure that regulation and health care competition function effectively together for the benefit of consumers.

The Division also provides guidance through its business review process to participants in the health care industry to help them comply with U.S. antitrust laws. Additionally, the Division conducts public workshops to advance the development and application of our nation’s antitrust laws.


Accountable Care Organizations

Business Reviews

Competition Advocacy (Letters and Testimony)

Congressional Testimony

Health Care Events


Health Care Press Releases (Since 1992)

Health Care Speeches (Since 1994)

Improving Health Care: A Dose of Competition—A Report by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice (2004)

Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in Health Care Issued by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (1996)

Updated July 20, 2018

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