Sens. Press For Insurance Antitrust Exemption Repeal

Law360, New York (January 14, 2010, 6:56 PM ET) -- In a letter to President Barack Obama and the leaders of both chambers of Congress, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and 18 other senators pushed for the repeal of federal antitrust exemptions for medical malpractice and health insurers.

“For nearly 65 years the insurance industry has been exempt from federal antitrust laws,” the senators wrote Thursday. “While there are divergent views on the best way to introduce choice and competition into health insurance market, we can surely agree that health and medical malpractice insurers should not be...
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