H.R. 911: Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2013

Introduced:
Feb 28, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Paul Gosar
Representative for Arizona's 4th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 28, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1150 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 17, 2011

H.R. 743 (Related)
Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 15, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 28, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 28, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 28, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

9% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers.

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Cosponsors
17 cosponsors (9R, 8D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law

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2/28/2013--Introduced.
Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2013 - Amends the McCarran-Ferguson Act to declare that nothing in that Act shall modify, impair, or supersede the operation of any of the antitrust laws with respect to the business of health insurance, including the business of dental insurance.
Specifically excludes from the business of health (and dental) insurance covered by this Act the business of life insurance (including annuities) or of property or casualty insurance, including but not limited to:
(1) accident only, or disability income insurance only, or any combination of them;
(2) liability insurance, including supplemental insurance, general liability insurance, and automobile liability insurance;
(3) workers' compensation or similar insurance;
(4) automobile medical payment insurance;
(5) credit-only insurance;
(6) insurance coverage for on-site medical clinics;
(7) other similar insurance coverage, specified in regulations, under which benefits for medical care are secondary or incidental to other insurance benefits;
(8) insurance for long-term care, nursing home care, home health care, community-based care, or any combination of them;
(9) insurance coverage only for a specified disease or illness offered as independent, noncoordinated benefits; and
(10) hospital indemnity or other fixed indemnity insurance offered as independent, noncoordinated benefits.
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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