Richman testifies before House Judiciary Subcommittee on health care reform and competition, Sept. 19

September 18, 2013Duke Law News

Professor Barak Richman will testify on Capitol Hill on Sept. 19 on the competition in the healthcare market and how it might be affected by healthcare reform. 

Richman, the Edgar P. and Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor of Law and Professor of Business Administration, will testify before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law of the House Judiciary Committee in its hearing titled “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Consolidation, and the Consequent Impact in Competition in Healthcare.”  An expert in antitrust and healthcare policy, Richman has researched and written extensively on the problem of provider monopolies in the healthcare market.

The hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building.  Richman’s written testimony will be available here at that time. 

In addition to antitrust and healthcare policy, Richman’s primary research interests include the economics of contracting, new institutional economics, and organizational innovation. His work has been published in the Columbia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law ReviewLaw and Social Inquiry, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Health Affairs.  In 2006, he co-edited with Clark Havighurst a symposium volume of Law and Contemporary Problems entitled "Who Pays? Who Benefits? Distributional Issues in Health Care,” and his book Stateless Commerce is to be published by Harvard University Press in 2015.

In addition to his appointment at Duke Law School, Richman is on the Health Sector Management faculty at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and is a Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

To schedule interviews with Richman, please contact Forrest Norman.

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