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UnitedHealth fined $1 million for breach of merger consent decree
  • Williams Mullen
  • USA
  • June 28 2011

On June 23, the Nevada Attorney General’s office announced that it had fined UnitedHealth $1 million for breaching the terms of an antitrust Consent Decree that UnitedHealth had agreed to in 2008 to close its acquisition of Sierra Health, a rival health insurer


State AGs in the news
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2014

Following multiple state and federal investigations, the U.S. Department of Justice and the AGs ofCalifornia, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland


Sidley Austin LLP global pricing newsletter - volume three 2014
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 15 2014

On October 21, 2013, Brazil’s National Agency of Supplemental Health enacted Normative Resolution 388, which mandated that all private healthcare


Consent decree highlights antitrust risks for health insurers from exclusivity in provider network contracts
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2011

On February 25, the United States Department of Justice filed a complaint against United Regional Health Care System, the dominant hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas, alleging an antitrust violation in its contracting practices with commercial health insurers


Department of Justice reaches settlement in first traditional Section 2 case since 1999
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

On February 25, 2011, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it settled an antitrust enforcement action against United Regional Health Care System of Wichita Falls, Texas (United Regional) in which the agency alleged that United Regional had monopolized one or more markets for hospital services by entering into agreements with health insurers not to do business with United Regional's competitors


Congress begins with renewed efforts to repeal insurer’s antitrust exemption
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • USA
  • March 3 2015

Early into the 114th Congress, multiple bills have already been introduced that would repeal the insurance industry's limited antitrust exemption


DOJ and FTC announce proactive approach to monitoring post-Affordable Care Act antitrust compliance at joint workshop
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2015

On February 24 and 25, the DOJ and FTC held their second joint workshop to examine the state of health care competition in the United States. The


Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on ACA tax subsidies; IRS issues guidance on Cadillac tax, publishes health insurance providers tax regulations
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • March 2 2015

On Wednesday, March 4, the attention of many lawmakers will turn to the Supreme Court, where oral arguments are slated for the statutory


Provider competition matterseven for “reference pricing”
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2014

In a recent blog post, three Federal Trade Commission (FTC) economists splashed some cold water on advocates of “reference pricing” that seem to


District Court dismisses antitrust action against Highmark and UPMC
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2013

On September 27, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania dismissed plaintiffs' complaint in Royal Mile Co. v. UPMC, which