McCarran-Ferguson Repeal Is Unlikely to Change Status Quo

Editor’s Note: President Donald Trump signed the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act into law on Jan. 13.

In December, Congress repealed some federal antitrust exemptions for insurers, over the objection of some payer groups and state insurance regulators. However, experts say that the move will have minimal practical impact on the industry’s operations, and that further large-scale consolidation of payers is unlikely.

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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Peter has been a reporter for nearly a decade. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered a wide variety of topics in his hometown of Seattle, where he continues to live. Peter’s work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic and The Stranger. Peter attended Colby College.

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