Washington

Legislation that would repeal the antitrust exemption provided health insurers and medical malpractice carriers through the McCarran-Ferguson Act is being pushed by two powerhouse lawmakers.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, criticized the exemption and vowed to overturn it during a hearing last week on the Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act.

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