The antitrust laws constitute the foundation and fundamental strength of the U.S. democratic free enterprise system. Competition enhances both the democratic and economic opportunities, including in the healthcare markets. Although healthcare markets have significant market imperfections, a competitive system is more appropriate for the healthcare markets because it delivers choice among alternatives that regulation does not. Thus, the question to ask in the healthcare system is what can be done to make competition work better.
Robert L. Hubbard,
Towards a Competitive Health Care System,
24 Fordham Urb. L.J. 683
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