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A Question About Repealing McCarran-Ferguson

Blogs, Insurance Coverage

David Hyman, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Law and a contributor to the widely-read Volokh Conspiracy blog, asks in a February 26, 2010, post, whether repeal of McCarran-Ferguson would constitute health care reform, and concludes that repeal of McCarran-Ferguson

isn’t health reform, and it won’t have a material impact on the performance of the health insurance market, or on the serious problems that beset American health care.

Professor Hyman notes in his post that he teaches insurance law, spent three years at the FTC — and comes down “on the side of repeal” — but not for the reasons put forth by those supporting repeal legislation.