Hands Across the Agencies

In the headline to a Dec. 7 press release, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it, in concert with the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), had managed to “Lower Health Care and Drug Costs, Promote Competition to Benefit Patients, Health Care Workers.” According to the subhead: “Recent agency actions have helped lower costs, increase care quality for consumers and promote competition across the health care market.”

The headline sounds great. One wonders about the extent to which the subhead is true.

Read the full piece here.