PEPC appreciated the opportunity to provide input on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed rule that would ban employers from imposing noncompete agreements on their workers. As outlined in the letter, we appreciate the FTC’s work to address anti-competitive business practices across our nation’s workforce, including in the health care industry, which is vital to the health of our economy.
Our comments focus on how the FTC can strike an appropriate balance across competing interests to achieve its ultimate goals of promoting competition and protecting consumers, in addition to other steps the Administration can take to increase competition in the health care sector. We also urged the FTC to work with stakeholders to ensure that this policy will not have a disproportionately negative impact on small and independent practices, and truly addresses our shared goals of addressing anti-competitive practices in health care.
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