Federal - HR 372

A bill to restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers.

Introduced

January 9, 2017

Description

A bill to restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 20

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  • March 24, 2017Sinema, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.176, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E381

  • March 24, 2017Sinema, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.184, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E381

  • March 24, 2017Sinema, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.183, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E381

  • March 24, 2017Sinema, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.177, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E381

  • March 24, 2017Marchant, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.177, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E379-E380

  • March 24, 2017Marchant, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.176, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E379-E380

  • March 24, 2017Tsongas, D-Mass., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.184, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E379

  • March 23, 2017Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.184, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E369

  • March 23, 2017Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.183, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E369

  • March 23, 2017S. King, R-Iowa, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.183, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E368

  • March 23, 2017S. King, R-Iowa, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.184, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E368

  • March 23, 2017 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Congressional Record p. S1969

  • March 22, 2017Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.177, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E361

  • March 22, 2017Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.176, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E361

  • March 22, 2017House Vote 184 Health Insurance Antitrust Regulation — Passage
    Passage of the bill would eliminate most of the federal antitrust exemptions for health insurance providers that are subject to regulation at the state level. The bill would allow federal regulators to take actions against insurers for coordinated activities that could harm consumers. Certain collective insurance industry practices, such as historical data sharing, would still be exempt from federal antitrust laws. Passed 416-7. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H2311-H2312

  • March 22, 2017House Vote 183 Health Insurance Antitrust Regulation — Recommit
    Rosen, D-Nev., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit companies that issue health insurance from varying the premiums for health insurance by age in a way that would increase health care premiums for individuals over the age of 55 to be more than three times greater than the premiums for individuals under the age of 21. Motion rejected 189-233. Congressional Record p. H2311

  • March 21, 2017Allen, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.176, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2259

  • March 21, 2017 — Rosen, D-Nev., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H2274-H2275

  • March 21, 2017 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H2267-H2275

  • March 21, 2017House Vote 177 Health Insurance Antitrust Regulation — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 209) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would eliminate most of the federal antitrust exemptions for health insurance providers that are subject to regulation at the state level. The bill would allow federal regulators to take actions against insurers for coordinated activities that could harm consumers. Adopted 234-182. Congressional Record p. H2259

  • March 21, 2017House Vote 176 Health Insurance Antitrust Regulation — Previous Question
    Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 209) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would eliminate most of the federal antitrust exemptions for health insurance providers that are subject to regulation at the state level. Motion agreed to 231-185. Congressional Record p. H2258-H2259

  • March 20, 2017 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 209, reported to the House as a rule for HR 372.

  • March 20, 2017 — House Rules Committee granted a closed rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H2225

  • March 20, 2017 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • March 13, 2017 — Reported to the House amended by the House Judiciary Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 115-36Congressional Record p. H2058

  • March 10, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Tipton, (R-Colo.)
  • Feb. 28, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Judiciary Committee.

    Feb. 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Health Insurance Regulation — Dental Insurance
      Marino, R-Pa. —

    Amendment to the Goodlatte, R-Va., substitute amendment that would include a definition of dental insurance and make technical corrections.

    Amendment to the Goodlatte, R-Va., substitute amendment that would include a definition of dental insurance and make technical corrections.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Feb. 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Health Insurance Regulation — Substitute Amendment
    R. Goodlatte, R-Va. —

    Substitute amendment that would maintain the existing exemption to antitrust regulations for certain collective practices, such as pooled historical data and common standardized insurance forms. It also would clarify the definitions for acceptable collective practices.

    Substitute amendment that would maintain the existing exemption to antitrust regulations for certain collective practices, such as pooled historical data and common standardized insurance forms. It also would clarify the definitions for acceptable collective practices.

    Adopted (as amended) by voice vote.

    Feb. 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Health Insurance Regulation — Vote to Report

    Repeal an exemption to existing antitrust laws for health insurance businesses. It would clarify that the provisions do not apply to other forms of insurance.

    As amended, it would maintain the exemption for certain collective insurance industry practices.

    Repeal an exemption to existing antitrust laws for health insurance businesses. It would clarify that the provisions do not apply to other forms of insurance.

    As amended, it would maintain the exemption for certain collective insurance industry practices.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.
  • Feb. 16, 2017 — Subcommittee hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law.

  • Jan. 30, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Labrador, (R-Idaho)
  • Jan. 24, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Biggs, (R-Ariz.)Lamborn, (R-Colo.)
    Garrett, (R-Va.)Sanford, (R-S.C.)
  • Jan. 9, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 14

    Babin, (R-Texas)Ferguson, (R-Ga.)Scott, A. (R-Ga.)
    Brat, (R-Va.)Gohmert, (R-Texas)Smith, Lamar (R-Texas)
    Brooks, M. (R-Ala.)Jones, (R-N.C.)Wittman, (R-Va.)
    DesJarlais, (R-Tenn.)King, S. (R-Iowa)Yoho, (R-Fla.)
    Duncan, John (R-Tenn.)Roe, (R-Tenn.)
  • Jan. 9, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Judiciary.Congressional Record p. H234