H.R. 3596 (111th): Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009

Sep 17, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Reported by Committee)
John Conyers Jr.
Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district
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Sep 17, 2009
8 pages
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This bill was introduced on October 21, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 17, 2009
Referred to Committee Sep 17, 2009
Reported by Committee Oct 21, 2009
Full Title

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.


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19 cosponsors (19D) (show)

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Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

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11/2/2009--Reported to House amended.
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.
Provides that this Act shall not apply to:
(1) making a contract or engaging in a combination or conspiracy to collect, compile, or disseminate historical loss data, to determine a loss development factor applicable to historical loss data, or to perform actuarial services if such contract, combination, or conspiracy does not involve a restraint of trade; or
(2) 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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