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IOWA SUPREME COURT – BLUECARD® AGREEMENTS NOT PRICE FIXING PER SE

Posted in Antitrust & Monopsony in Healthcare, Healthcare costs

MONOPSONY AS A VIABLE THEORY, BUT REQUIRING THE RIGHT FACTS Mueller v. Wellmark, Inc., Iowa Supreme Court No. 13-1872 (filed February 27, 2015) Physicians long have been in tough negotiation positions with large, often dominant commercial health insurers. In its 13th edition report, “Competition in Health Insurance – A Comprehensive Study of U.S. Markets,” the… Continue Reading