On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued a comprehensive executive order on competition. Entitled Promoting Competition In The American Economy, the order sets forth, in overview, measures designed for federal agencies to coordinate actions to address the problems of unfair competition, overconcentration, and economic consolidation. The executive order acknowledges the harmful anticompetitive effects of monopolies in a number of markets. The healthcare markets specifically cited included insurance, hospital, and prescription drug.

Repair markets specifically addressed
Of significance, Biden’s executive order also addressed, for the first time, “repair markets”. The order encourages the Federal Trade Commission to exercise its statutory rulemaking authority in “unfair anticompetitive restrictions on third-party repair or self-repair of items.” . . .

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