Exemption Repeal Merely Symbolic Fix: Experts

Law360, New York (October 22, 2009, 5:41 PM EDT) -- While the White House declined to come out in favor of proposed legislation that would end a decades-old antitrust exemption for health and medical malpractice insurers in a press briefing Thursday, competition experts questioned whether the bills would have much practical effect on insurers and federal antitrust enforcement.

The bills — identical legislation in both houses of Congress called the Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 — have made progress in recent weeks, with the House Judiciary Committee voting by a 20-9 margin Wednesday...
To view the full article, register now.