Eric Fruits on Oregon Hospital Mergers

KOIN – ICLE Senior Scholar Eric Fruits was quoted by Portland, Oregon television station KOIN in a story about the merger of Oregon Health & Science University and Legacy Health. You can read full piece here.

“This is certainly something that the feds are going to look at if they are going to do a merger review between OHSU and Legacy. They may even mandate that Legacy or OHSU don’t close any facilities or do better on price transparency,” said Eric Fruits, from the International Center for Law & Economics in Portland.

…“There should be some scrutiny about whether a merger such as this might exacerbate some of those issues such as higher prices or reduced services,” said Fruits.