But the commissioners said Qwest had failed to establish that there is price competition
, and deregulation would be likely to bring higher prices.
The company argues that the price mechanism which mobile carriers use to set prices for fixed-line-to-mobile calls breaks the antitrust law because it blocks fair price competition
and forces callers to pay higher prices.
As this is accomplished, three benefits will follow: (1) price competition
at the point of service, (2) abundant cost and outcomes information, and (3) greatly reduced administrative burdens.
We do not accept that this form of price competition
is largely confined to telephone betting.
Today's would-be reformers charge just the opposite: that individuals are deprived of a choice because intense price competition
relegates them to restrictive HMOs.
That approach continues to this day, allowing the major airlines to limit price competition
among themselves-even on routes where they do go head-to-head.
Managed competition proponents argue that their model offers real price competition
by organizing providers and consumers into coherent units.
The price competition
in the market today, while expected to continue indefinitely, is not as drastic as what occurred from 1985 through 1987.
This segment includes several large volume products, such as plasticizers, which are experiencing severe price competition
Close working relationships, intense price competition
, near-zero defects and service excellence has long been expected.
If entrepreneurism is the proxy for competition in health care, if price competition
is the anecdote for rising costs, if government fiscal policy precludes equitable payment for the care it has promised, who will purchase care for the uninsured?