12.19.09

Comment on On Repealing The Health Insurance Industry’s Exemption From Federal Antitrust Laws

“I am disappointed the Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act will not be part of the Senate’s debate on health reform legislation.  As we work to increase competition and consumer choice in health insurance, repealing the health insurance industry’s exemption from federal antitrust laws – laws designed to protect consumers – makes good business sense.

“Support in the Senate for this repeal continues to grow.  The Majority Leader is a leading advocate for this repeal, and the House of Representatives included a similar measure in health reform legislation passed last month.  I look forward to working to include a repeal of the industry’s antitrust exemption when the Senate and House conference to reconcile this health care legislation.”

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