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Thursday
Mar222012

Bill Ending Antitrust Exemption For Insurance Companies Passes House

On Thursday, the "Help Efficient, Acessible, Low-Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of of 2011 passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives. The primary intent of the HEALTH Act is medical tort reform but one ammendment would modify the McCarran-Ferguson act which provides helath insurance companies an exemption from federal ant-trust laws. Under current law, dentists and other health care providers fall under the jurisdiction of anti-trust law but health insurance companies do not. Passage of the HEALTH Act would directly impacted dental insurance providers in Washington state.

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