The ADA is working with lawmakers, regulators, and others to protect consumers from anticompetitive market practices that can make health insurance less affordable, such as cooperative ratemaking and joint underwriting.
The ADA is calling on Congress to repeal parts of the McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945, which permits state-regulated health insurers to ignore some of the competitive rules (i.e., federal antitrust laws) that apply to every other business in the United States.
ADA Policies and Positions
- Current Policies (PDF) is the latest published edition of major policies and positions adopted by the ADA House of Delegates.
- Press Statements from ADA leadership are regularly issued by the Communications Division. Journalists may contact the media relations department at 312.440.2806 or email@example.com.
- Letters and Testimony (below) reflect the Association's position(s) on specific bills, regulations, and other policy issues.
Letters and Testimony
- January 28, 2015—Letter (PDF) urging the House Committee on the Judiciary to support H.R. 494, the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act.
- April 16, 2013—Testimony (PDF) to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary addressing the oversight and enforcement of federal anti-trust laws.
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