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Payers with Market Power

Learn about business practices of health insurers that may draw antitrust scrutiny when the insurer has market power.


Health-insurance companies may face potential antitrust scrutiny in either of two healthcare markets. First, as the sellers of health insurance that compete against other sellers, insurance companies may take actions that harm competition in the health-insurance market. Second, although insurance companies are purchasers of healthcare services, insurance companies still sometimes have enough power to harm competition in the healthcare-services market.

Let’s explore some examples of business...