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State AGs in the news
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2014

Following multiple state and federal investigations, the U.S. Department of Justice and the AGs ofCalifornia, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland


FTC bars Texas physician group from joint price negotiations
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

On May 10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that an independent practice association representing 900 physicians in the Amarillo, Texas, area agreed to enter in to an FTC Consent Order barring it from jointly negotiating the rates it charges insurance companies


House once again passes McCarran repeal legislation
  • Williams Mullen
  • USA
  • March 1 2010

For the second time in three months, the House of Representatives has passed legislation that would repeal the health insurance industry's antitrust exemption, provided for in the McCarran Ferguson Act (15 USC 1012 et seq


Congress begins with renewed efforts to repeal insurer’s antitrust exemption
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • USA
  • March 3 2015

Early into the 114th Congress, multiple bills have already been introduced that would repeal the insurance industry's limited antitrust exemption


DOJ and FTC announce proactive approach to monitoring post-Affordable Care Act antitrust compliance at joint workshop
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2015

On February 24 and 25, the DOJ and FTC held their second joint workshop to examine the state of health care competition in the United States. The


Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on ACA tax subsidies; IRS issues guidance on Cadillac tax, publishes health insurance providers tax regulations
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • March 2 2015

On Wednesday, March 4, the attention of many lawmakers will turn to the Supreme Court, where oral arguments are slated for the statutory


Expect Focus: onboard technology, NAIC cybersecurity, DOL, ACA litigation, SEC regulation (Vol. III, Summer 2015)
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • September 25 2015

Editors at Wired magazine recently engaged in a yearlong project to develop a means to hack the onboard computer of a Jeep, and override the driver’s


District Court dismisses follow-on suit challenging Blue Cross's "MFN-Plus' contracts under both per se and rule of reason standards
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2012

The District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently dismissed antitrust claims brought by the City of Pontiac against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's practice of requiring hospitals to enter into "MFN-Plus" contracts, which was alleged to have significantly raised prices to Blue Cross's competitors


Federal government to launch multistate health insurance plans
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2012

Under multistate plans recently announced by the Obama administration, health insurance operated under contract with the federal government will be available to consumers in every state through state insurance exchanges mandated under the Affordable Care Act


BCBS of MI antitrust case dropped
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2013

On March 25, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the State of Michigan agreed to dismiss an antitrust case against Blue Cross Blue Shield of