Anti Trust Laws

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The goal of the game monopoly was to buy as much property as possible to make the most money as possible hence the name monopoly. By owning the most property, one is the most likely player to win because he or she in theory collects the most money. In business, this is illegal and antitrust laws are what mandates and controls corporate America’s ability to create monopolies. This attempts to keep a fair playing field among competitors in similar businesses (Ftc Guide To Antitrust Laws, 2008). With the current health care debate issues concerning anti trust laws are also an issue for concern.
A major facet of President Obama’s health care reform is for those within the health care community from providers to drug companies to commit on some level to keeping down cost. According to the New York Times, “Any agreement among competitors with regard to prices or price increases — even if they set a maximum — would raise legal concerns” (Pear, 2006) Anti-trust laws are imperative to keep the market competitive regardless of the type of business one runs. However, especially in terms of medical care it is important that issues, such as price gouging do not take place because of the large number of people who struggle with health care cost. Unfair business practices are always a point within business constantly under monitoring and creating changes because of said monitoring. Health care is essential to the everyday lives of the American people, from those who can afford to pay cash for their medical services to those who use public assistance, and everyone in between. If any area of business needs to stay abreast of issues concerning anti trust laws and monopoly health care is number one because of the domino effect health care can have on the economy (Jost, 2009).
Another aspect of anti trust laws is the ability to keep the market competitive. In the instance of health…...

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