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Closing the McCarran-Ferguson Loophole

Nov 15, 2021
For decades, organized dentistry has been urging lawmakers to close a loophole in the McCarran-Ferguson Act that exempts insurance companies from federal antitrust oversight. It finally happened in January with the passage of the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act (CHIRA). As CHIRA’s first anniversary approaches, general dentists may wonder when they can expect to see real change in the post-CHIRA world. The short answer from experts: It’s hard to say.