House Votes to Repeal Insurers’ Antitrust Exemption
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Feb. 24 in favor of repealing an antitrust provision that has exempted the health insurance industry from federal law for the past 65 years.
Democrats unanimously supported the bill (HR 4626). The final vote of 406-19 to repeal health insurers’ exemption from federal antitrust law brought about mixed feelings from all interested parties.
Kaiser Health News reports.