A second opinion: The Tipline for 20 May 2021

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy has diagnosed a wave of healthcare consolidation as a serious ailment. But Democrats and Republicans on the panel prescribed opposing treatments for the problem during a hearing on Wednesday. Senator Amy Klobuchar called for a double dose of enforcement from the US antitrust agencies while Senator Mike Lee said government interventions like the Affordable Care Act are to blame.

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