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.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from Attorneys & law firms, which…

supported this bill

Attorneys & law firms$64,583,232
$64,583,232

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 Attorneys & law firms 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$125,100$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$365,350$0
John BarrassoRWY$50,257$0
Max BaucusDMT$614,611$0
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$974,465$0
Mark BegichDAK$414,471$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,193,861$0
Bob BennettRUT$132,000$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$406,999$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$72,250$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,831,185$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,344,261$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$18,840$0
Jim BunningRKY$31,900$0
Richard BurrRNC$488,979$0
Roland BurrisDIL$2,000$0
Robert ByrdDWV$203,665$0
Maria CantwellDWA$1,017,219$0
Ben CardinDMD$983,713$0
Tom CarperDDE$280,771$0
Bob CaseyDPA$3,498,814$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$602,776$0
Tom CoburnROK$88,590$0
William Thad CochranRMS$221,614$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$381,880$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$413,985$0
Bob CorkerRTN$597,109$0
John CornynRTX$1,248,007$0
Mike CrapoRID$144,840$0
Jim DeMintRSC$331,163$0
Chris DoddDCT$643,826$0
Byron DorganDND$266,873$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,600,992$0
John EnsignRNV$189,612$0
Mike EnziRWY$41,501$0
Russ FeingoldDWI$889,731$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$578,383$0
Al FrankenDMN$1,000,945$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,603,166$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,043,449$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$222,773$0
Judd GreggRNH$8,750$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$609,355$0
Tom HarkinDIA$552,187$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$422,419$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$521,834$0
Jim InhofeROK$154,939$0
Dan InouyeDHI$326,260$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$431,782$0
Mike JohannsRNE$142,699$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$267,996$0
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
John F. KerryDMA$496,985$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,134,420$0
Herb KohlDWI$500$0
Jon KylRAZ$696,943$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,264,978$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$720,265$0
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$518,734$0
Carl LevinDMI$666,052$0
Joe LiebermanICT$1,080,746$0
Blanche LincolnDAR$585,005$0
Dick LugarRIN$240,815$0
John McCainRAZ$253,306$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,658,676$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$811,883$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,819,718$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$487,593$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$227,091$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$167,247$0
Patty MurrayDWA$787,270$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$432,907$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,440,224$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$588,801$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$363,027$0
Harry ReidDNV$2,756,742$0
Jim RischRID$52,500$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$182,703$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$636,100$0
Bernie SandersIVT$99,699$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,631,814$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$350,130$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$542,783$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$323,850$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$139,135$0
Arlen SpecterDPA$1,585,650$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,130,944$0
Jon TesterDMT$528,005$0
John ThuneRSD$233,228$0
Mark UdallDCO$1,028,397$0
Tom UdallDNM$775,475$0
David VitterRLA$450,768$0
George VoinovichROH$139,340$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,518,152$0
Jim WebbDVA$665,257$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$861,037$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$436,573$0
Ron WydenDOR$471,617$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$165,400$40,300
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$496,300$189,700
John BarrassoRWY$120,807$340,150
Max BaucusDMT$866,286$761,017
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,023,915$165,550
Mark BegichDAK$433,697$61,376
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,258,736$154,813
Bob BennettRUT$150,500$231,650
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$474,050$138,264
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$83,600$17,300
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,920,435$127,669
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,549,487$402,463
Sam BrownbackRKS$19,590$4,850
Jim BunningRKY$61,300$113,016
Richard BurrRNC$680,018$638,996
Roland BurrisDIL$2,750$250
Robert ByrdDWV$235,315$24,900
Maria CantwellDWA$1,095,635$123,635
Ben CardinDMD$1,127,738$300,306
Tom CarperDDE$317,967$288,680
Bob CaseyDPA$3,660,528$262,862
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$767,735$521,461
Tom CoburnROK$176,806$248,122
William Thad CochranRMS$254,114$86,600
Susan M. CollinsRME$463,730$353,817
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$540,035$322,158
Bob CorkerRTN$880,442$605,380
John CornynRTX$1,482,185$767,344
Mike CrapoRID$231,840$286,900
Jim DeMintRSC$363,114$395,546
Chris DoddDCT$726,976$720,350
Byron DorganDND$294,473$95,500
Dick DurbinDIL$1,760,042$259,401
John EnsignRNV$278,012$280,062
Mike EnziRWY$73,001$173,999
Russ FeingoldDWI$1,032,960$144,925
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$638,474$135,400
Al FrankenDMN$1,063,616$90,050
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,712,466$301,900
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,116,599$173,648
Chuck GrassleyRIA$398,510$495,799
Judd GreggRNH$15,000$20,450
Kay R. HaganDNC$661,905$126,133
Tom HarkinDIA$712,787$288,079
Orrin G. HatchRUT$594,069$300,833
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$611,334$196,500
Jim InhofeROK$189,189$136,531
Dan InouyeDHI$376,810$66,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$559,938$368,600
Mike JohannsRNE$166,956$217,900
Tim JohnsonDSD$305,446$307,308
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
John F. KerryDMA$591,135$137,061
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,185,344$165,950
Herb KohlDWI$500$0
Jon KylRAZ$907,592$608,075
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,383,878$250,211
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$770,615$78,500
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$535,884$26,550
Carl LevinDMI$746,456$117,185
Joe LiebermanICT$1,187,146$445,094
Blanche LincolnDAR$756,988$484,806
Dick LugarRIN$270,965$67,100
John McCainRAZ$323,583$209,429
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,741,926$135,389
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,194,083$808,333
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,968,918$320,200
Jeff MerkleyDOR$526,326$68,800
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$302,791$99,121
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$225,378$106,083
Patty MurrayDWA$928,678$269,280
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$570,365$558,587
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,586,739$335,275
Mark L. PryorDAR$622,601$190,300
John "Jack" ReedDRI$398,127$283,600
Harry ReidDNV$2,952,642$592,550
Jim RischRID$82,600$78,250
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$294,603$300,500
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$738,650$161,874
Bernie SandersIVT$117,098$19,658
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,862,364$427,200
Jeff SessionsRAL$416,830$208,560
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$581,743$100,823
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$370,900$363,900
Olympia J. SnoweRME$212,960$193,485
Arlen SpecterDPA$1,909,676$393,823
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,344,012$330,173
Jon TesterDMT$567,055$112,855
John ThuneRSD$347,019$362,762
Mark UdallDCO$1,102,547$207,483
Tom UdallDNM$820,925$80,750
David VitterRLA$601,118$433,641
George VoinovichROH$177,640$126,800
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,645,670$329,250
Jim WebbDVA$698,757$45,600
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$892,337$87,848
Roger F. WickerRMS$536,673$327,375
Ron WydenDOR$630,517$287,950

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$64,583,232
Hospitals$6,542,911
Dentists$2,543,310
Auto repair$101,018
Human Rights$42,001
Consumer groups$10,500

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Other physician specialists$9,258,273
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$8,719,188
Accident & health insurance$3,403,023
Property & casualty insurance$2,270,750
Insurance$561,248
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