Recent evidence demonstrates that provider and insurer markets in the United States have been highly concentrated for years and have led to increased healthcare prices and insurance premiums without a commensurate increase in quality. Combining the legal expertise of The Source on Healthcare Price and Competition at UC Hastings and the economic analysis and data modeling expertise at the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare in the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, this project aims to provide policymakers with unbiased, evidence-based, policy-relevant information on the most effective strategies for states to address rapidly consolidating healthcare markets.
Additional resources and reports:
- “Preventing Anticompetitive Healthcare Consolidation: Lessons from Five States” – research report on merger notice, review, approval, conditions and consent decree, and post-transaction oversight, as well as recommended best practices for state policymakers.
- “Rhode Island: Legal and Regulatory Options for Addressing Health System Consolidation” – policy analysis and presentation providing legal and regulatory options for state officials to address the impacts of health system consolidation in Rhode Island.
Antitrust Enforcement Challenges
State Statutory Authority
About the Project
With support from Arnold Ventures, this collaboration between The Source on Healthcare Price and Competition and the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare leverages the latest and most comprehensive data on state laws, healthcare markets, and healthcare prices and quality to determine the most efficient and successful policy levers. This collaborative series will analyze the variation in state laws and subsequent economic impacts in the last ten years (2008-2018), as well as more recent legislative trends to develop recommendations and strategies for states with varied resources and political environments.