Analysis: Newest Hartford Healthcare lawsuit adds a critical twist

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Yet another lawsuit against Hartford Healthcare (HHC) may seem obscure and limited to healthcare, but it goes much further. There is overwhelming evidence that prices for care at huge health systems like HHC are driving up healthcare prices for private health plans in Connecticut and it’s getting worse.

The third anti-trust lawsuit against HHC outlines how they get around a new law to prohibit anti-competitive behavior by luring independent practices into exclusive agreements that keep thousands of Connecticut physicians from contracting with more affordable plans. New research connects the broader impact of these price hikes with layoffs and other economic harms beyond healthcare. It’s a big deal. Read more