ANTITRUST POLICY

related term(s)

Monopolies

Amendments

Insurance: restore application of Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers (H.R. 372), consideration (H. Res. 209), H2258 [21MR]

Bills and resolutions

Business and industry: modify standards for unlawful acquisitions (see S. 1812), S5743 [14SE]

___promote merger enforcement and protect competition through adjusting premerger filing fees, increasing antitrust enforcement resources, and improving information provided to antitrust enforcers (see S. 1811), S5743 [14SE]

___require the Dept. of Justice and the FTC to conduct regular merger retrospective reviews of the economic effects of certain mergers (see H.R. 4538), H9619 [4DE]

Courts: eliminate mandatory arbitration clauses in employment, consumer, civil rights, and antitrust cases (see S. 537), S1638 [7MR] (see H.R. 1374), H1592 [7MR]

Employment: help States combat abuse of occupational licensing laws by economic incumbents to allow for competition and facilitate restoration of antitrust immunity to State occupational boards (see S. 1649), S4425 [27JY] (see H.R. 3446), H6514 [27JY]

FTC: exercise authority relative to mergers under certain antitrust legislation and only in the same procedural manner as the Dept. of Justice exercises such authority (see H.R. 659), H683 [24JA]

Insurance: prohibit anti-competitive activities and provide that health insurance issuers and medical malpractice insurance issuers are subject to U.S. antitrust laws (see H.R. 143), H41 [3JA]

___restore application of Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers (see H.R. 372), H234 [9JA] (see H.R. 617), H681 [24JA]

___restore application of Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers (H.R. 372), consideration (see H. Res. 209), H2239 [20MR]

Whistleblowing: provide anti-retaliation protections for antitrust whistleblowers (see S. 807), S2214 [4AP]

Letters

Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act: George P. Slover, Consumer Reports (organization), J. Robert Hunter, Consumer Federation of America and Linda Sherry, Consumer Action (organization), H2273 [21MR]

___Karen Kerrigan, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, H2272 [21MR]

___Organized Dentistry Coalition, H2273 [21MR]

Motions

Insurance: restore application of Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers (H.R. 372), H2274 [21MR]

Remarks in House

Insurance: prohibit anti-competitive activities and provide that health insurance issuers and medical malpractice insurance issuers are subject to U.S. antitrust laws (H.R. 143), E10 [3JA]

___restore application of Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers (H.R. 372), H1583 [7MR], H2169 [17MR], H2267H2275 [21MR], H2965 [28AP], H8434 [2NO]

___restore application of Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers (H.R. 372), consideration (H. Res. 209), H2252H2259 [21MR]

___restore application of Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers (H.R. 372), motion to recommit, H2274 [21MR]

___restore application of Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers (H.R. 617), H616 [24JA]

___retain application of Federal antitrust laws to health insurers that vary health insurance premiums on certain individuals according to age, H2274 [21MR]

Remarks in Senate

Business and industry: discourage consolidation of media and telecommunications companies, S8172 [20DE]

Economy: modernize antitrust regulations, S4802S4804 [3AU], S5875S5877 [25SE]

Whistleblowing: provide anti-retaliation protections for antitrust whistleblowers (S. 807), S7266 [15NO]

Reports filed

Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act: Committee on the Judiciary (House) (H.R. 372) (H. Rept. 115–36), H2058 [13MR]

Consideration of H.R. 372, Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 209) (H. Rept. 115–50), H2239 [20MR]

Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 807), S7000 [2NO]

Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act: Committee on the Judiciary (House) (H.R. 659) (H. Rept. 115–412), H9375 [15NO]

Texts of

H. Res. 209, consideration of H.R. 372, Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, H2253 [21MR]

H.R. 372, Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, H2267 [21MR]

S. 807, Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act, S7266 [15NO]