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“Double Whammy” – FAH Leader Reacts to FTC’s Final Noncompete Rule

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) vote to approve the final Noncompete Rule:

“This final rule is a double whammy. The ban makes it more difficult to recruit and retain caregivers to care for patients, while at the same time creating an anti-competitive, unlevel playing field between tax-paying and tax-exempt hospitals – a result the FTC rule precisely intended to prevent.”

“In a time of constant health care workforce shortages, the FTC’s vote today threatens access to high-quality care for millions of patients.”


• The FTC’s final rule generally applies to tax-paying entities, creating an inherently anti-competitive playing field between tax-paying and non-profit entities.