July 25, 2012
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Supporters of Phoebe Putney Health System in its fight against the FTC argue that the State Action Doctrine shows Congress does not intend for federal law to intrude on state power.
Effective Wednesday, Phoebe North and Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital will be combined under one lease.
The “State Action Doctrine” is the issue the federal agency wants the high court to settle.
In an interview with the Huffington Post Thursday, the head of the Federal Trade Commission says the organization is considering challenging Phoebe Putney Health System's merger with Palmyra Medical Centers to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Palmyra could become Phoebe North in 10 days. FTC says it's considering its options. (UPDATED 6:57 p.m.)