What will the sudden economic shock mean for competition and antitrust policy? We asked Yale SOM’s Fiona Scott Morton, an economist who served in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, for her perspective.
After patients are treated at in-network hospitals, they often receive large, unexpected bills from out-of-network doctors. A new study finds that out-of-network charges from anesthesiologists, pathologists, radiologists, and assistant surgeons increase spending by $40 billion annually.
More and more of our economic and social lives are being conducted through digital channels. Economist Fiona Scott Morton talks about how effective antitrust regulation and enforcement can ensure that consumers benefit from the next killer app.
Instead, argues Yale SOM’s Fiona Scott Morton, the government should exercise its regulatory powers to promote competition.
Prof. Scott Morton called a private healthcare system without competitive pressure “the worst of both worlds” in terms of costs.
U.S. antitrust laws, Yale SOM’s Fiona Scott Morton says, were written when new technology meant “typewriters and buggy whips and bicycles.” She assembled a group of economists and legal scholars to examine areas in which enforcement is out of sync with a changing economy.
To avoid higher premiums and more “free riders," Fiona Scott Morton proposes that Connecticut require residents to buy insurance, contribute to a Health Savings Account, or pay a fee to the state.
When patients go to an emergency room within their insurance network, they often get unexpectedly large bills because a treating physician is out of network, Yale research finds.
Three major insurers have pulled out of the Affordable Care Act's healthcare exchanges, prompting concerns about the exchanges’ long-term sustainability. Yale’s Fiona Scott Morton and Howard Forman discuss the state of Obamacare and what it needs to thrive.
Professor Fiona Scott Morton, the former chief economist in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, on the state of global competition law.