The House repealed the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption for health insurers this week by passing the larger bill which included the repeal amendment. The McCarran-Ferguson repeal amendment to H.R. 5, the Protecting Access to Healthcare (PATH) Act, passed the House largely by party lines, with a vote of 223 to 181.

When the House Rules Committee processed the McCarran-Ferguson repeal amendment last week, the rules contained within it were changed to explicitly exempt property and casualty and life products from the repeal. Workers’ compensation insurance was also excluded.

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