Congress Urged to Improve FTC Antitrust Enforcement in Hospital Sector

AHA expresses concern with the lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) and the Attorney General of Pennsylvania to challenge the
proposed union of the Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) hospital network and
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (Einstein). The merger of these two non-profit
hospital systems would bring about higher quality, greater access and more stability of
health care services to some of the most vulnerable patient populations in the
Philadelphia region.

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