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) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

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 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.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2005 For $690,237 Against $250,653
  2. March - April 2005 For $2,179,610 Against $579,836
  3. May - June 2005 For $2,713,447 Against $616,360
  4. July - August 2005 For $1,155,259 Against $267,119
  5. September - October 2005 For $2,468,513 Against $544,228
  6. November - December 2005 For $2,536,323 Against $430,441
  7. January - February 2006 For $1,039,402 Against $186,230
  8. March - April 2006 For $3,231,936 Against $517,969
  9. May - June 2006 For $3,219,539 Against $720,680
  10. July - August 2006 For $1,955,782 Against $533,832
  11. September - October 2006 For $4,659,113 Against $1,256,084
  12. November - December 2006 For $1,196,884 Against $367,013
  13. January - February 2007 For $1,046,667 Against $373,000
  14. March - April 2007 For $2,510,338 Against $681,055
  15. May - June 2007 For $2,676,070 Against $737,089
  16. July - August 2007 For $986,704 Against $444,394
  17. September - October 2007 For $2,016,211 Against $687,542
  18. November - December 2007 For $2,496,756 Against $725,504
  19. January - February 2008 For $1,452,336 Against $542,678
  20. March - April 2008 For $2,462,877 Against $880,648
  21. May - June 2008 For $2,583,057 Against $1,045,299
  22. July - August 2008 For $1,495,931 Against $492,456
  23. September - October 2008 For $2,864,954 Against $1,244,173
  24. November - December 2008 For $871,696 Against $338,025
  25. January - February 2009 For $1,140,838 Against $419,717
  26. March - April 2009 For $2,572,810 Against $929,621
  27. May - June 2009 For $2,702,473 Against $1,204,628
  28. July - August 2009 For $1,326,405 Against $513,858
  29. September - October 2009 For $2,584,213 Against $933,339
  30. November - December 2009 For $2,087,386 Against $621,622
  31. January - February 2010 For $994,948 Against $345,674
  32. March - April 2010 For $2,459,075 Against $670,512
  33. May - June 2010 For $2,184,929 Against $907,547
  34. July - August 2010 For $1,148,837 Against $433,672
  35. September - October 2010 For $2,511,387 Against $793,098
  36. November - December 2010 For $946,566 Against $189,213

Votes

    9 Organizations Supported and 6 Opposed; See Which Ones

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

    9 organizations supported this bill

    American Bar Association
    Statement Of Ilene Knable Gotts: Hearing before the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy. 111th Cong., 1st Sess., (2009). (Testimony of Gotts, Ilene Knable). Retrieved December 2, 2009, from Gotts091008.pdf.
    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
    Statement Of the Center for American Progress: Hearing before the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy. 111th Cong., 1st Sess., (2009). (Testimony of Balto, David). Retrieved December 2, 2009, from Balto091008.pdf.
    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
    Statement of James D. Hurley: Hearing before the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy. 111th Cong., 1st Sess., (2009). (Testimony of Hurley, James D.). Retrieved December 2, 2009, from Hurley091008.pdf.
    California Orthopaedic Association
    Statement of the California Orthopaedic Association: Hearing before the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy. 111th Cong., 1st Sess., (2009). (Testimony of Mandell, Peter J.). Retrieved December 2, 2009, from Mandell091008.pdf.
    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
    Statement of Lawrence S. Powell, Ph. D.: Hearing before the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy. 111th Cong., 1st Sess., (2009). (Testimony of Powell, Lawrence S.). Retrieved December 2, 2009, from 10-14-09_Powell_Testimony.pdf.
    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$173,050$36,300
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$495,050$168,650
    John BarrassoRWY$113,807$317,600
    Max BaucusDMT$887,317$709,534
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,016,503$164,250
    Mark BegichDAK$409,666$48,750
    Michael BennetDCO$1,247,586$149,963
    Bob BennettRUT$147,900$211,650
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$463,801$127,264
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$76,600$18,450
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,796,077$108,857
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,568,803$401,363
    Sam BrownbackRKS$16,590$3,750
    Jim BunningRKY$52,800$90,083
    Richard BurrRNC$605,530$580,046
    Roland BurrisDIL$3,750$250
    Robert ByrdDWV$247,326$22,400
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,111,012$104,000
    Ben CardinDMD$1,101,605$282,056
    Tom CarperDDE$368,467$308,030
    Bob CaseyDPA$3,775,325$239,712
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$793,294$473,811
    Tom CoburnROK$186,255$243,169
    William Thad CochranRMS$231,264$83,300
    Susan CollinsRME$500,730$345,019
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$557,553$287,408
    Bob CorkerRTN$828,042$514,133
    John CornynRTX$1,427,911$718,744
    Mike CrapoRID$227,040$275,750
    Jim DeMintRSC$346,164$380,463
    Chris DoddDCT$710,026$537,200
    Byron DorganDND$259,873$64,700
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,819,071$240,359
    John EnsignRNV$297,213$272,838
    Mike EnziRWY$75,001$169,749
    Russ FeingoldDWI$1,000,022$141,825
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$633,339$127,500
    Alan FrankenDMN$985,666$81,674
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$2,737,110$293,949
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,015,497$164,731
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$380,125$486,049
    Judd GreggRNH$12,000$20,450
    Kay HaganDNC$424,725$91,233
    Tom HarkinDIA$713,757$273,329
    Orrin HatchRUT$602,519$272,933
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$601,235$176,104
    Jim InhofeROK$192,018$128,650
    Dan InouyeDHI$358,010$65,000
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$524,988$350,600
    Mike JohannsRNE$164,456$204,800
    Tim JohnsonDSD$269,147$324,486
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    John KerryDMA$739,047$133,476
    Amy KlobucharDMN$1,201,590$150,950
    Herb KohlDWI$500$0
    Jon KylRAZ$891,173$562,271
    Mary LandrieuDLA$1,442,846$249,636
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$818,682$57,700
    George LeMieuxRFL$0$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$565,784$25,550
    Carl LevinDMI$742,555$104,418
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,186,556$421,894
    Blanche LincolnDAR$726,840$472,366
    Dick LugarRIN$276,540$62,350
    John McCainRAZ$335,733$186,549
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,621,953$125,439
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,214,833$761,233
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,962,236$270,400
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$490,074$64,850
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$341,691$89,584
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$226,603$98,950
    Patty MurrayDWA$879,121$245,510
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$578,165$520,437
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,572,555$327,532
    Mark PryorDAR$648,401$173,915
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$396,703$272,050
    Harry ReidDNV$3,079,457$522,000
    Jim RischRID$74,950$79,000
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$295,203$279,250
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$775,524$158,874
    Bernie SandersIVT$121,698$15,112
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,995,539$412,600
    Jeff SessionsRAL$416,989$182,810
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$532,460$93,973
    Richard ShelbyRAL$370,850$365,100
    Olympia SnoweRME$223,010$189,960
    Arlen SpecterDPA$1,961,794$319,123
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,285,983$322,224
    Jon TesterDMT$575,592$103,705
    John ThuneRSD$339,240$345,582
    Mark UdallDCO$1,040,995$193,983
    Tom UdallDNM$782,905$74,750
    David VitterRLA$568,309$388,741
    George VoinovichROH$180,940$124,200
    Mark WarnerDVA$1,493,717$287,099
    Jim WebbDVA$609,229$43,700
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$906,888$76,199
    Roger WickerRMS$490,573$300,175
    Ron WydenDOR$634,867$266,675

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$173,050$36,300
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$495,050$168,650
    John BarrassoRWY$113,807$317,600
    Max BaucusDMT$887,317$709,534
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,016,503$164,250
    Mark BegichDAK$409,666$48,750
    Michael BennetDCO$1,247,586$149,963
    Bob BennettRUT$147,900$211,650
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$463,801$127,264
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$76,600$18,450
    Barbara BoxerDCA$1,796,077$108,857
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,568,803$401,363
    Sam BrownbackRKS$16,590$3,750
    Jim BunningRKY$52,800$90,083
    Richard BurrRNC$605,530$580,046
    Roland BurrisDIL$3,750$250
    Robert ByrdDWV$247,326$22,400
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,111,012$104,000
    Ben CardinDMD$1,101,605$282,056
    Tom CarperDDE$368,467$308,030
    Bob CaseyDPA$3,775,325$239,712
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$793,294$473,811
    Tom CoburnROK$186,255$243,169
    William Thad CochranRMS$231,264$83,300
    Susan CollinsRME$500,730$345,019
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$557,553$287,408
    Bob CorkerRTN$828,042$514,133
    John CornynRTX$1,427,911$718,744
    Mike CrapoRID$227,040$275,750
    Jim DeMintRSC$346,164$380,463
    Chris DoddDCT$710,026$537,200
    Byron DorganDND$259,873$64,700
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,819,071$240,359
    John EnsignRNV$297,213$272,838
    Mike EnziRWY$75,001$169,749
    Russ FeingoldDWI$1,000,022$141,825
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$633,339$127,500
    Alan FrankenDMN$985,666$81,674
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$2,737,110$293,949
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,015,497$164,731
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$380,125$486,049
    Judd GreggRNH$12,000$20,450
    Kay HaganDNC$424,725$91,233
    Tom HarkinDIA$713,757$273,329
    Orrin HatchRUT$602,519$272,933
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$601,235$176,104
    Jim InhofeROK$192,018$128,650
    Dan InouyeDHI$358,010$65,000
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$524,988$350,600
    Mike JohannsRNE$164,456$204,800
    Tim JohnsonDSD$269,147$324,486
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    John KerryDMA$739,047$133,476
    Amy KlobucharDMN$1,201,590$150,950
    Herb KohlDWI$500$0
    Jon KylRAZ$891,173$562,271
    Mary LandrieuDLA$1,442,846$249,636
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$818,682$57,700
    George LeMieuxRFL$0$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$565,784$25,550
    Carl LevinDMI$742,555$104,418
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,186,556$421,894
    Blanche LincolnDAR$726,840$472,366
    Dick LugarRIN$276,540$62,350
    John McCainRAZ$335,733$186,549
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,621,953$125,439
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,214,833$761,233
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,962,236$270,400
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$490,074$64,850
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$341,691$89,584
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$226,603$98,950
    Patty MurrayDWA$879,121$245,510
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$578,165$520,437
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,572,555$327,532
    Mark PryorDAR$648,401$173,915
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$396,703$272,050
    Harry ReidDNV$3,079,457$522,000
    Jim RischRID$74,950$79,000
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$295,203$279,250
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$775,524$158,874
    Bernie SandersIVT$121,698$15,112
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,995,539$412,600
    Jeff SessionsRAL$416,989$182,810
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$532,460$93,973
    Richard ShelbyRAL$370,850$365,100
    Olympia SnoweRME$223,010$189,960
    Arlen SpecterDPA$1,961,794$319,123
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,285,983$322,224
    Jon TesterDMT$575,592$103,705
    John ThuneRSD$339,240$345,582
    Mark UdallDCO$1,040,995$193,983
    Tom UdallDNM$782,905$74,750
    David VitterRLA$568,309$388,741
    George VoinovichROH$180,940$124,200
    Mark WarnerDVA$1,493,717$287,099
    Jim WebbDVA$609,229$43,700
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$906,888$76,199
    Roger WickerRMS$490,573$300,175
    Ron WydenDOR$634,867$266,675

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$64,642,689
    Hospitals$6,044,959
    Dentists$2,371,793
    Auto repair$72,868
    Human Rights$31,100
    Consumer groups$6,100

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Other physician specialists$8,476,964
    Insurance companies, brokers & agents$8,087,670
    Accident & health insurance$3,277,465
    Property & casualty insurance$2,099,544
    Insurance$483,166
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