Health Care Reform 101: For Insurers

Law360, New York (June 15, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT) -- When President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) into law, noticeably absent from its provisions was a repeal of the health insurance industry’s antitrust exemption. This occurred despite repeated claims by many of the law’s chief sponsors that repeal was essential to any true reform. Were their claims correct? Does the continued existence of the health insurance industry’s antitrust exemption spell failure for health care reform?

Ultimately, time will tell whether the new health care reform law succeeds in reining...
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