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U.S.: North Carolina attorney general to examine high healthcare costs

 |  October 8, 2012

North Carolina Attorney General, Roy Cooper said that he would examine the use of antitrust law or new legislation to curb the state’s artificially high healthcare costs. The high costs were account of “artificial boosts that come from lack of competition,” according to a report by Charlotte News & Observer.

The North Carolina Hospital Association has responded to the attorney general’s concerns, saying consolidation is driven by an evolving regulatory and market environment and that the goals of healthcare reform can only be achieved through economies of scale and greater efficiency among providers.

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