Health and Pharma

Healthcare is perhaps one of the industries where antitrust enforcement is most needed, but also most difficult to implement successfully. Efforts to control healthcare costs, promote choice, and ensure reliable access to drugs and providers are a critical public priority, and there are numerous reasons why health care markets do not function according to neoclassical economic models. The AAI believes insufficient or ineffective government enforcement of the antitrust laws, coupled with ill-conceived exemptions and immunities, has resulted in high concentration or cartelization in some sectors, most notably pharmaceuticals, hospitals and health insurance.