Quality-Enhancing Merger Efficiencies

Author:Roger D. Blair & D. Daniel Sokol
Position:Department of Economics, University of Florida and Department of Public Policy/Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law; Senior Research Fellow, George Washington University Law School Competition Law Center

The appropriate role of merger efficiencies remains unresolved in United States antitrust law and policy. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) has led to a significant shift in health care delivery. The ACA promises that increased integration and a shift from quantity of performance to increased competition will create a system in which quality of health care will go up and prices will go down. Increasingly, due to the... (see full summary)

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