FTC Commissioner Details Challenges To Merger Oversight

By Michelle M. Stein / May 15, 2019 at 12:50 PM
Federal Trade Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter said FTC faces many challenges in antitrust enforcement– including falling resources, the inability to study the insurance industry without explicit congressional authorization, lack of authority to review non-profit hospitals’ activities, a reliance on insurers’ data and the large amount of evidence courts require to show a merger could be harmful. Still, Slaughter said the commission is looking to stay aggressive. At a Center for American Progress briefing Tuesday (May 14), Slaughter said nearly half...

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