Health Maintenance Organizations and the McCarran-Ferguson Act.

  title={Health Maintenance Organizations and the McCarran-Ferguson Act.},
  author={Steven G. Schmidt},
  journal={American journal of law & medicine},
  volume={7 4},
In the past, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) were victims of anticompetitive practices, but the growth of HMOs casts them as potential growth encouraged by both the federal and state governments. This Note discusses a solution to the potential antitrust problems. HMOs can be exempt partially from antitrust regulation by the McCarran-Ferguson Act. To secure immunity under McCarran-Ferguson, the entity must function in the business of insurance, be regulated by the state, but not be… CONTINUE READING

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