Introduction (symposium on health care)

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College S. J. Quinney College of Law
Department Law
Creator Flynn, John J.
Title Introduction (symposium on health care)
Date 1995
Description Health care markets and related sectors of the economy like insurance provide essential services in our society. They have heen undergoing rapid change for at least the past decade, yet some thirty-seven to thirty-nine million citizens lack health care insurance at one time or another each year; rapid inflation of costs has more often been the case than not; and equal access to the system for both consumers and providers is too often the exception rather than the rule. Despite the reality that Congress has not adopted major legislation reforming health care, reform continues to take place. Whether that reform will be constructive or whether it will make matters worse for both providers and consumers is by no means clear. Reform is taking place in the context of regulation through the constraints placed upon the exercise and enforcement of private contract and property rights by special state legislation and state and federal antitrust laws. The most basic and fundamental state and federal laws governing the private sector of the economy have been and will likely continue to be the antitrust laws. Whether the changes now taking place will benefit all consumers, provide competitors equal access to markets, and enhance or retard allocative, productive, and innovative efficiencies, may well depend upon whether and how the antitrust laws influence and direct the change taking place. In the absence of viable and comprehensive legislative alternatives being adopted in the near future, antitrust policy will continue to be the primary force shaping health care reform. This is the reason that the University of Utah College of Law sponsored the annual Utah Law Review Symposium, Antitrust Policy and Health Care Reform. The Symposium brought together nationally recognized scholars and practitioners to address some of the current and pressing issues raised by the evolution taking place in the health care sector of the economy from the perspective of antitrust policy. The diverse views of some of the foremost participants * Hugh B. Brown Professor of Law, University of Utah College of Law. This Symposium would not have been possible without the efforts of Susie Inskeep, Executive Editor of the Utah Law Review, and Bonnie Mitchell, Associate Dean of the University of Utah College of Law.
Type Text
Publisher Utah Law Review
First Page 365
Last Page 371
Subject Health care; Health insurance; Health care, providers
Subject LCSH Medical care, Cost of; Medical care; Insurance, Health
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Introduction (symposium on health care) Utah Law Review, 1995(2),p.365-71.
Rights Management (c) Utah Law Review
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