S. 1681 - Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009

Antitrust; Health Insurance - Commerce. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to ensure that health insurance issuers and medical malpractice insurance issuers cannot engage in price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations to the detriment of competition and consumers. (by CRS) 
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Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009

S. 1681 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
Antitrust; Health Insurance
Summary
A bill to ensure that health insurance issuers and medical malpractice insurance issuers cannot engage in price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations to the detriment of competition and consumers. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to ensure that health insurance issuers and medical malpractice insurance issuers cannot engage in price fixing, bid rigging, or market allocations to the detriment of competition and consumers.
Other Titles
  • Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009
Sponsor
Patrick J. Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health personnel
  • Insurance industry and regulation
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced9/17/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced9/17/2009
9/17/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S9556)
9/17/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
10/14/2009Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
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8 Organizations Supported and 6 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009

8 organizations supported this bill

American Dental Association
(2009, October 13). ADA request letter to Sen. Conyers. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from .
American Hospital Association
(2009, October 14). AHA letter on H.R. 3596. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from .
Automotive Service Association
(2009, October 21). U.S. House Judiciary Committee Votes to Pass McCarran-Ferguson Repeal for Health Insurers. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from ASA News release.
Center for American Progress
Balto, David (2009, October 8). Testimony of David Balto at a Hearing on H.R. 3596, Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from House Committee on the Judiciary.
Center for Justice & Democracy
(2009, October 20). Consumer Groups Support H.R. 3596, the Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act, 10/20/09.. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from .
Consumer Federation of America
(2009, October 14). TESTIMONY OF J. ROBERT HUNTER, DIRECTOR OF INSURANCE, CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from .
Public Citizen
(2009, October 20). Consumer Groups Support H.R. 3596, the Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act, 10/20/09.. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from .
U.S. PIRG
(2009, October 20). Consumer Groups Support H.R. 3596, the Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act, 10/20/09.. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from .

6 organizations opposed this bill

America's Health Insurance Plans
Postal, Arthur D. (2009, October 8). AHIP: Save the Antitrust Exemption. National Underwriter. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from http://www.lifeandhealthinsurancenews.com/News/2009/10/Pages/AHIP-Save-The-Antitrust-Exemption.aspx.
American Academy Of Actuaries
Hurley, James D. (2009, October 8). Testimony of James D. Hurley at a Hearing on H.R. 3596, Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from House Committee on the Judiciary.
California Orthopaedic Association
Mandell, Peter J. (2009, October 8). Testimony of Peter J. Mandell at a Hearing on H.R. 3596, Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from House Committee on the Judiciary.
National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
(2009, October 27). PIA national grassroots alert- 3 key issues in congress. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from .
Physician Insurers Association of America
Powell, Lawrence S. (2009, October 14). Testimony of Lawrence S. Powell, Ph. D., at a Hearing on “Prohibiting Price Fixing and Other Anticompetitive Conduct in the Health Insurance Industry”. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (2009, October 8). Testimony Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). Retrieved December 2, 2009, from .

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$51,800$44,300
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$218,300$280,900
John BarrassoRWY$90,100$470,550
Max BaucusDMT$351,475$947,176
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$58,352$164,750
Mark BegichDAK$221,087$103,002
Michael F. BennetDCO$211,192$154,813
Bob BennettRUT$20,000$233,150
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$88,551$141,764
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$20,700$30,100
Barbara BoxerDCA$504,381$132,069
Sherrod BrownDOH$388,979$427,963
Sam BrownbackRKS$50$4,850
Jim BunningRKY$30,900$123,116
Richard BurrRNC$207,439$687,646
Roland BurrisDIL$1,750$250
Robert ByrdDWV$187,395$24,900
Maria CantwellDWA$123,424$148,735
Ben CardinDMD$210,175$302,806
Tom CarperDDE$60,446$293,580
Bob CaseyDPA$372,065$270,862
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$249,518$773,197
Tom CoburnROK$93,116$254,872
William Thad CochranRMS$35,000$109,200
Susan M. CollinsRME$109,350$441,767
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$168,550$356,858
Bob CorkerRTN$298,683$657,530
John CornynRTX$341,628$1,106,399
Mike CrapoRID$88,300$304,550
Jim DeMintRSC$37,901$470,995
Chris DoddDCT$99,650$731,750
Byron DorganDND$38,850$110,250
Dick DurbinDIL$350,750$315,501
John EnsignRNV$89,150$304,862
Mike EnziRWY$32,000$175,499
Russ FeingoldDWI$453,028$166,925
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$146,589$136,350
Al FrankenDMN$824,176$170,050
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$438,965$332,125
Lindsey GrahamRSC$97,950$239,248
Chuck GrassleyRIA$206,174$518,749
Judd GreggRNH$8,500$21,900
Kay R. HaganDNC$422,063$214,766
Tom HarkinDIA$267,000$352,109
Orrin G. HatchRUT$182,250$309,113
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$105,000$226,150
Jim InhofeROK$52,750$197,331
Dan InouyeDHI$67,050$81,550
Johnny IsaksonRGA$135,156$393,100
Mike JohannsRNE$34,514$289,150
Tim JohnsonDSD$153,070$348,769
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
John F. KerryDMA$181,448$169,561
Amy KlobucharDMN$128,299$174,150
Herb KohlDWI$7,228$0
Jon KylRAZ$213,449$612,575
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$270,910$339,649
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$105,200$131,500
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$74,775$26,550
Carl LevinDMI$288,414$202,370
Joe LiebermanICT$163,306$444,094
Blanche LincolnDAR$218,149$488,306
Dick LugarRIN$36,250$70,550
John McCainRAZ$72,027$209,429
Claire McCaskillDMO$221,006$139,439
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$562,650$1,113,216
Bob MenéndezDNJ$191,400$360,100
Jeff MerkleyDOR$412,250$91,350
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$85,050$101,758
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$59,131$118,333
Patty MurrayDWA$294,552$278,780
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$159,908$562,837
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$312,754$343,005
Mark L. PryorDAR$61,900$245,100
John "Jack" ReedDRI$60,250$308,350
Harry ReidDNV$331,477$677,250
Jim RischRID$47,700$87,500
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$139,600$374,450
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$174,850$211,024
Bernie SandersIVT$233,235$19,658
Chuck SchumerDNY$284,200$427,200
Jeff SessionsRAL$102,950$344,120
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$397,054$137,196
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$52,350$422,050
Olympia J. SnoweRME$73,925$193,485
Arlen SpecterDPA$469,476$504,971
Debbie StabenowDMI$296,303$347,173
Jon TesterDMT$192,847$113,855
John ThuneRSD$134,366$400,121
Mark UdallDCO$525,758$235,508
Tom UdallDNM$297,240$124,000
David VitterRLA$169,200$469,541
George VoinovichROH$60,900$211,200
Mark R. WarnerDVA$392,822$500,251
Jim WebbDVA$154,508$45,600
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$99,000$88,848
Roger F. WickerRMS$148,600$469,550
Ron WydenDOR$194,700$309,975

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$51,800$44,300
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$218,300$280,900
John BarrassoRWY$90,100$470,550
Max BaucusDMT$351,475$947,176
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$58,352$164,750
Mark BegichDAK$221,087$103,002
Michael F. BennetDCO$211,192$154,813
Bob BennettRUT$20,000$233,150
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$88,551$141,764
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$20,700$30,100
Barbara BoxerDCA$504,381$132,069
Sherrod BrownDOH$388,979$427,963
Sam BrownbackRKS$50$4,850
Jim BunningRKY$30,900$123,116
Richard BurrRNC$207,439$687,646
Roland BurrisDIL$1,750$250
Robert ByrdDWV$187,395$24,900
Maria CantwellDWA$123,424$148,735
Ben CardinDMD$210,175$302,806
Tom CarperDDE$60,446$293,580
Bob CaseyDPA$372,065$270,862
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$249,518$773,197
Tom CoburnROK$93,116$254,872
William Thad CochranRMS$35,000$109,200
Susan M. CollinsRME$109,350$441,767
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$168,550$356,858
Bob CorkerRTN$298,683$657,530
John CornynRTX$341,628$1,106,399
Mike CrapoRID$88,300$304,550
Jim DeMintRSC$37,901$470,995
Chris DoddDCT$99,650$731,750
Byron DorganDND$38,850$110,250
Dick DurbinDIL$350,750$315,501
John EnsignRNV$89,150$304,862
Mike EnziRWY$32,000$175,499
Russ FeingoldDWI$453,028$166,925
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$146,589$136,350
Al FrankenDMN$824,176$170,050
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$438,965$332,125
Lindsey GrahamRSC$97,950$239,248
Chuck GrassleyRIA$206,174$518,749
Judd GreggRNH$8,500$21,900
Kay R. HaganDNC$422,063$214,766
Tom HarkinDIA$267,000$352,109
Orrin G. HatchRUT$182,250$309,113
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$105,000$226,150
Jim InhofeROK$52,750$197,331
Dan InouyeDHI$67,050$81,550
Johnny IsaksonRGA$135,156$393,100
Mike JohannsRNE$34,514$289,150
Tim JohnsonDSD$153,070$348,769
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
John F. KerryDMA$181,448$169,561
Amy KlobucharDMN$128,299$174,150
Herb KohlDWI$7,228$0
Jon KylRAZ$213,449$612,575
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$270,910$339,649
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$105,200$131,500
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$74,775$26,550
Carl LevinDMI$288,414$202,370
Joe LiebermanICT$163,306$444,094
Blanche LincolnDAR$218,149$488,306
Dick LugarRIN$36,250$70,550
John McCainRAZ$72,027$209,429
Claire McCaskillDMO$221,006$139,439
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$562,650$1,113,216
Bob MenéndezDNJ$191,400$360,100
Jeff MerkleyDOR$412,250$91,350
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$85,050$101,758
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$59,131$118,333
Patty MurrayDWA$294,552$278,780
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$159,908$562,837
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$312,754$343,005
Mark L. PryorDAR$61,900$245,100
John "Jack" ReedDRI$60,250$308,350
Harry ReidDNV$331,477$677,250
Jim RischRID$47,700$87,500
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$139,600$374,450
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$174,850$211,024
Bernie SandersIVT$233,235$19,658
Chuck SchumerDNY$284,200$427,200
Jeff SessionsRAL$102,950$344,120
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$397,054$137,196
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$52,350$422,050
Olympia J. SnoweRME$73,925$193,485
Arlen SpecterDPA$469,476$504,971
Debbie StabenowDMI$296,303$347,173
Jon TesterDMT$192,847$113,855
John ThuneRSD$134,366$400,121
Mark UdallDCO$525,758$235,508
Tom UdallDNM$297,240$124,000
David VitterRLA$169,200$469,541
George VoinovichROH$60,900$211,200
Mark R. WarnerDVA$392,822$500,251
Jim WebbDVA$154,508$45,600
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$99,000$88,848
Roger F. WickerRMS$148,600$469,550
Ron WydenDOR$194,700$309,975

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Hospitals$7,901,653
Democratic/Liberal$7,045,514
Dentists$3,043,604
Auto repair$135,936
Human Rights$61,402
Consumer groups$10,500

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Other physician specialists$10,882,580
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$10,339,462
Accident & health insurance$3,822,602
Property & casualty insurance$2,577,874
Insurance$720,907
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