Introduction: symposium- Antitrust Policy and Health Care Reform

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College S. J. Quinney College of Law
Department Law (College of)
Creator Flynn, John J.
Title Introduction: symposium- Antitrust Policy and Health Care Reform
Date 1995
Description Health care markets and related sectors of the economy like insurance provide essential services in our society. They have been 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. 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 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.
Type Text
Publisher Utah Law Review
First Page 365
Last Page 372
Subject Antitrust law; Insurance, Health; Medical care
Subject LCSH Medical care; Antitrust law
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Flynn, J. J. (1995). Symposium introduction health care. Utah Law Review, 365-72.
Rights Management (c) Utah Law Review
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Date Modified 2021-05-06
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