TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Dec 3, 2015

The Associated Press describes the U.S. Supreme Court as “skeptical” when determining if state officials have the power to require health insurers to turn over information detailing how much they pay for medical claims. The debate landed before the high court after Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. refused to share health data with Vermont officials; state officials argued the database would minimize health costs and increase competition. Vermont joins an estimated 18 states that currently gather health care claims. Liberty Mutual attorney Seth Waxman argues that federal law intended for self-funded insurance plans to operate without state regulations. Attorneys attending the annual TBA Academy and Admissions Ceremony were on hand for the session.