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Why Universal Health Care Needs Antitrust

Phil Longman published an article in Democracy Journal about the need for antitrust enforcement to curb consolidation in the healthcare sector.

January 10, 2018  |  by Phil Longman
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Phil Longman published an article in Democracy Journal about the need for antitrust enforcement to curb consolidation in the healthcare sector. As he writes:

Much public attention focused, in December, on whether Republicans would at last succeed in repealing key provisions of Obamacare. But while protestors raged in front of congressional offices, the most consequential decisions over the future of American health care were being quietly decided elsewhere, specifically in the board rooms of giant corporations.

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