Warren’s Rural Health Plan Targets Hospital Mergers

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / August 9, 2019 at 6:22 PM
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s rural health plan would boost the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to oversee the health care industry after an FTC official in May said the commission lacks authority to adequately oversee mergers and anti-competitive behavior by hospitals. The Massachusetts senator would also up funding to combat the opioid crisis as well as expand community health centers and student loan forgiveness programs. In a Medium post, Warren calls for boosting federal oversight of mergers...

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