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Despite the FTC’s Objections, a Mega-Provider Healthcare System Could Be on the Horizon

Posted by Paul Darling on Wed, Aug 03, 2016

The current U.S. healthcare climate seems to produce a significant announcement each week of a hospital merger or acquisition. In fact, more than 100 provider mergers are anticipated for 2016. Amidst all of this M&A activity, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been issuing and winning antitrust challenges for many of the larger provider M&As. Until recently, the FTC has been undefeated in all of the cases that it has challenged.

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Topics: Pharmaceutical, m&a, Paul Darling, mergers, Advocate, commercial model, local healthcare market, providers, FTC, NorthShore

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