Examining the Authority of California’s Attorney General in Health Care Mergers
Samuel M. Chang, Thomas Greaney, Katherine L. Gudiksen, Jaime S. King
Health Care Costs
The health care industry has recently experienced horizontal, vertical, and cross-market consolidation unprecedented in scale and scope. This report examines the California attorney general's existing merger oversight authority, compares that to the authority held by other state AGs, and then offers a series of considerations for policymakers interested in ensuring that California’s health care markets operate in a more consumer-friendly manner.