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S.1681 - Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009

A bill to ensure that health insurance issuers and medical malpractice insurance issuers cannot engage in price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations to the detriment of competition and consumers. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: A bill to ensure that health insurance issuers and medical malpractice insurance issuers cannot engage in price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations to the detriment of competition and consumers. as introduced.
  • Popular: Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 as introduced.

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OpenCongress Summary

This bill would repeal an exemption from federal antitrust laws that the health insurance industry has enjoyed since 1945.
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Official Summary

Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 - Declares that nothing in the McCarran-Ferguson Act shall be construed to permit health insurance issuers or issuers of medical malpractice insurance to engage in any form of price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations in con

Official Summary

Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 - Declares that nothing in the McCarran-Ferguson Act shall be construed to permit health insurance issuers or issuers of medical malpractice insurance to engage in any form of price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations in connection with providing health insurance coverage or coverage for medical malpractice claims or actions. Makes this Act nonapplicable to any information gathering and rate setting activities of any state commission of insurance or any other state regulatory entity with authority to set insurance rates.

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Organizations Supporting S.1681

  • Consumer Federation of America
  • Automotive Service Association
  • American Hospital Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Center for Justice and Democracy
  • Public Citizen
  • ...and 4 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing S.1681

  • Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
  • America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Professional Insurance Agents
  • American Academy of Actuaries
  • California Orthopedic Association
  • Physician Insurers Association of America
  • ...and 1 more. See all.




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