Antitrust theory and law is founded on a simple principle: competition ensures that goods and services are provided at low prices and high quality. This is true for the United States health care system, just as it is for any other industry. Yet some question whether courts effectively exempt health care providers from antitrust laws, which has subsequently restricted competition, the very thing antitrust laws are meant to protect.
Do courts inconsistently apply antitrust laws when it comes to health care?
Is health care afforded a pass that has not been afforded toother industries?
Explain and support your responses.