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Hartford HealthCare Accused Of Anticompetitive Practices That Drive Up Prices

 |  February 15, 2022

A group of Connecticut residents has sued Hartford HealthCare, accusing the state’s largest hospital network of driving up prices with anticompetitive practices.

Six residents alleged in their lawsuit filed Monday in Hartford Superior Court that Hartford HealthCare for the past several years has sought to restrain trade, establish a monopoly in acute inpatient hospital services and abuse its market power to charge higher prices from insurers, employers and patients.

They claim they have been forced to pay higher insurance premiums and deductibles caused by the price increases Hartford HealthCare’s “acts have caused.”

The lawsuit accuses Hartford HealthCare of violating the Connecticut Antitrust Act and Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act.

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