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House Votes To Repeal Anti-Trust Exemption For Health Insurance Companies

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  1. Holy Diver

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    #80 Jersey

    OH SNAPPLE!

    By a vote of 406-19, the House passed the Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act (HR 4626), introduced by Reps. Tom Perriello (D-VA) and Betsy Markey (D-CO). This bill is designed to restore competition and transparency to the health insurance market – by repealing the blanket antitrust exemption afforded to health insurance companies by the McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945. Under this legislation, health insurers will no longer be shielded from legal accountability for price fixing, dividing up territories among themselves, sabotaging their competitors in order to gain monopoly power, and other such anti-competitive practices.

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    Here are your 19 losers...who are obviously being paid by insurers, and who you should never listen to when discussing or debating health insurance reform:


    Akin
    Boehner
    Brady (TX)
    Broun (GA)
    Buyer
    Franks (AZ)
    Garrett (NJ)
    Jenkins
    Jordan (OH)
    King (IA)
    Lamborn
    Linder
    Moran (KS)
    Paul
    Price (GA)
    Ryan (WI)
    Sensenbrenner
    Tiahrt
    Westmoreland

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