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Sen. Shields Want to Strip CCOs of Special Anti-Trust Exemption

In the Portland Democrat’s latest attempt to bring daylight into the murky operations of the state’s Medicaid health plans and providers, Shields has introduced Senate Bill 18, which eliminates their protection against charges of collusion. A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling likely means the exemption is unconstitutional anyway and without legal grounds.

Sen. Chip Shields, D-Portland, has introduced legislation that would strip the coordinated care organizations of their anti-trust status that makes them immune from anti-competitive business practices.

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