SPOTLIGHT: Could health reform move strip health plans of federal antitrust protection?

The American Medical Association, for one, has been complaining loudly about the concentration of health plan power in major U.S. markets for some time now, but despite its lobbying power doesn't seem to have gotten far. Now, however, it seems that some members of the House are prepared to take away the industry's exemption from antitrust laws, repealing a 1940s-era law granting this protection. The move is seen by some as a step to punish the industry for its opposition to health reform provisions favored by the Obama Administration. Article

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.