Thursday, November 1, 2012
Antitrust Health Care Chronicle Discussion on Antitrust - Election issue - Antitrust and Health Care for the Next Four Years
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
The Section of Antitrust Law, Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Committee has a new issue of the Chronicle, in which it has an election issue. In it is a discussion of health care and antitrust.
ABSTRACT: With Election Day on November 6th fast approaching, we are pleased to bring you this special “election issue” of the Chronicle, which features a blockbuster panel of antitrust practitioners and scholars who were willing to share with us their views on various antitrust and health care issues to be addressed during the next administration. We note from the outset that this issue is not intended to serve as an advocacy session for one candidate over another (we’ve all seen the commercials by now). Rather, our goal was to elicit a healthy debate regarding issues likely to arise in antitrust and health care over the next four years. We hope we have accomplished that.
- Christine Varney: current partner at Cravath and former Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Antitrust Division;
- William Kovacic: current professor at George Washington University Law School and former FTC Commissioner;
- Daniel Sokol: current visiting professor at the University of Minnesota School of Law and an associate professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law; and
- Michael Salinger: current professor of economics at the Boston University School of Management and former Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics