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Anyone Else Would Go to Jail


For insurance companies, price-fixing (coordinating with others as to what they’ll charge you) is perfectly legal. They collude, and you get price-gouged. For any other industry, this would be a crime.

In 1944, Congress passed the McCarran-Ferguson Act, a law that exempts the insurance industry from anti-trust laws and allows the industry to collude on important components of insurance prices, an anti-competitive practice that is illegal for other industries.


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