Archive for February 27th, 2011

Texas Hospital System Agrees To Settle Case – Unfair Trade Practices To End

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

The Department of Justice announced late Friday it has reached a settlement with United Regional Health Care System of Wichita Falls that prohibits the hospital from entering into contracts that improperly inhibit commercial health insurers from contracting with United Regional’s competitors.

In a news release, the department said United Regional unlawfully used these contracts to maintain its monopoly for hospital services in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act, causing consumers to pay higher prices for health care services. (more…)