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The House of Representatives this week will curb the rate of consolidation in the health care industry, a practice that many have argued in recent years has squelched competition and led to increased prices for consumers.
The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, reintroduced after a failed bid in 2017, would roll back an exemption created by the McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945 that allowed health care payers to coordinate on pricing, which opponents have argued has led to price-fixing.
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Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.
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