Bloomberg Law
March 30, 2018, 7:08 PMUpdated: March 30, 2018, 9:26 PM

California Sues Sutter Health for Anticompetitive Behavior (1)

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
staff correspondent

Northern California hospital system Sutter Health engaged in behavior that caused patients to pay more for the same procedure compared to patients in Southern California, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) said March 30.

The attorney general sued the health-care giant for alleged antitrust law violations after a six-year investigation into health-care costs and market power. Becerra filed the lawsuit in state Superior Court March 29.

“It’s time to hold health care corporations accountable and bring down illegally inflated health care costs that are imposed on California families,” Becerra said. The lawsuit said Sutter “embarked on an intentional, and successful, ...

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