H.R. 5838 (112th): Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2012

Introduced:
May 18, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Conyers Jr.
Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 18, 2012
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3596 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 21, 2009

H.R. 99 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 03, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 18, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 18, 2012
Referred to Committee May 18, 2012
 
Full Title

To prohibit anti-competitive activities and to provide that health insurance issuers and medical malpractice insurance issuers are subject to the antitrust laws of the United States, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Judiciary

Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet

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5/18/2012--Introduced.
Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2012 - Prohibits the McCarran-Ferguson Act from being construed to permit issuers of health or medical malpractice insurance to engage in any form of price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations in connection with the conduct of the business of providing health insurance coverage or coverage of medical malpractice claims or actions.
Amends such Act to provide that nothing in it shall modify, impair, or supersede the operation of any of the antitrust laws with respect to the business of health insurance.
Applies prohibitions against using unfair methods of competition to the business of health insurance without regard to whether such business is carried on for profit.

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