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McCarran-Ferguson Repeal Excluded from Health-Care Legislation

Source: PCI

Posted on 23 Mar 2010

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David A. Sampson, president and CEO of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), issued the following statement in response to the United States House of Representatives' passage of landmark health care legislation that excludes provisions to repeal the McCarran-Ferguson Act:

“The landmark health care legislation does not include a repeal of the limited antitrust delegation for insurance.

“We appreciate that Congress recognized repealing McCarran-Ferguson would not provide any benefits to the consumer or the insurance marketplace.

“The McCarran-Ferguson Act delegates insurance regulation and most enforcement of antitrust laws to the states. Every state already has a comprehensive insurance code that governs the insurance industry, including subjecting the industry to strict antitrust enforcement.”