Health Care Antitrust Advisory: Assistant Attorney General Varney’s Healthcare Antitrust Speech Emphasizes Health Insurance Industry Enforcement and Offers Supportive Remarks on Clinical Integration

At the American Bar Association’s Antitrust in Healthcare Conference on May 24, 2010, Department of Justice Antitrust Division head Christine Varney gave her first detailed thinking on health care antitrust enforcement priorities. Her remarks focused on two key areas. First, “the importance of measured, responsible antitrust enforcement in preserving open and vigorous competition in health insurance markets,” and second, “the importance of encouraging innovation and efficiency in health care delivery and the ways in which coordination and integration among health care providers can help achieve these goals while still preserving competitive markets.”

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