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 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

Total contributions given to Senators from Property & casualty insurance, which…

opposed this bill

Property & casualty insurance$2,099,544
$2,099,544

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 Property & casualty insurance interest groups, 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$0$4,500
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$12,500
John BarrassoRWY$0$1,000
Max BaucusDMT$0$64,050
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$0$16,000
Mark BegichDAK$0$0
Michael BennetDCO$0$17,450
Bob BennettRUT$0$53,900
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$1,000
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$1,500
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$2,900
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$7,700
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0
Jim BunningRKY$0$12,250
Richard BurrRNC$0$40,450
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$0$0
Maria CantwellDWA$0$2,800
Ben CardinDMD$0$8,900
Tom CarperDDE$0$45,470
Bob CaseyDPA$0$2,950
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$37,200
Tom CoburnROK$0$19,500
William Thad CochranRMS$0$500
Susan CollinsRME$0$27,500
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$3,200
Bob CorkerRTN$0$50,900
John CornynRTX$0$74,850
Mike CrapoRID$0$26,000
Jim DeMintRSC$0$39,850
Chris DoddDCT$0$178,200
Byron DorganDND$0$2,500
Dick DurbinDIL$0$21,500
John EnsignRNV$0$23,636
Mike EnziRWY$0$11,000
Russ FeingoldDWI$0$1,250
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$12,000
Alan FrankenDMN$0$3,250
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$0$27,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$9,500
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$24,700
Judd GreggRNH$0$7,200
Kay HaganDNC$0$1,250
Tom HarkinDIA$0$250
Orrin HatchRUT$0$15,136
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$25,200
Jim InhofeROK$0$6,500
Dan InouyeDHI$0$4,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$28,900
Mike JohannsRNE$0$19,000
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$57,000
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
John KerryDMA$0$9,700
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$13,500
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$47,834
Mary LandrieuDLA$0$10,800
Frank LautenbergDNJ$0$7,500
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$2,500
Carl LevinDMI$0$1,000
Joe LiebermanICT$0$122,069
Blanche LincolnDAR$0$27,000
Dick LugarRIN$0$500
John McCainRAZ$0$19,050
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$6,550
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$59,883
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$18,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$2,500
Barbara MikulskiDMD$0$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$7,200
Patty MurrayDWA$0$8,250
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$107,300
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$20,030
Mark PryorDAR$0$22,750
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$54,000
Harry ReidDNV$0$28,500
Jim RischRID$0$15,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$23,150
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$2,000
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$44,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$6,950
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$23,500
Richard ShelbyRAL$0$142,250
Olympia SnoweRME$0$11,636
Arlen SpecterDPA$0$29,325
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$1,500
Jon TesterDMT$0$11,100
John ThuneRSD$0$30,275
Mark UdallDCO$0$9,750
Tom UdallDNM$0$250
David VitterRLA$0$35,600
George VoinovichROH$0$250
Mark WarnerDVA$0$19,600
Jim WebbDVA$0$1,750
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$3,000
Roger WickerRMS$0$30,050
Ron WydenDOR$0$7,900

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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$294,953$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$64,642,439
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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