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Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act Becomes Law

The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2020 was signed into law Wednesday, January 13, 2021 after the culmination of a multi-year effort by several organizations, including the American Dental Association (ADA), to persuade Congress that health care insurance, including dental plans, should no longer be protected from some of the federal antitrust laws.
 
The new law makes the conduct of health insurers subject to more of the nation’s antitrust laws, like all other U.S. businesses, and helps remove additional obstacles to investigation and enforcement.
 
Since health insurers will now be subject to the same enforcement as other businesses, the ADA believes that both the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice will be more likely to investigate alleged anticompetitive practices and activities of health care insurers.
 
The ADA has developed an FAQ for ADA dentists with questions about how this law will affect dentists and dental practices. Download the one-page summary and the ADA FAQ.

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