United Healthcare has filed a petition with the FCC essentially taking a run at Soppett.  According to the FCC, United Healthcare indicates that it obtains prior express consent from individuals before placing healthcare-related informational calls to wireless telephone numbers using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice.   “Unbeknownst to United,” however, “the wireless telephone numbers for which it obtained ‘prior express consent’ are sometimes reassigned from one subscriber to another.”   United states that “organizations cannot always know whether a telephone number has been reassigned.”   United, therefore, asks the Commission to clarify that parties are not liable under the TCPA for “informational, non-telemarketing calls, especially healthcare-related calls, to telephone numbers that have been reassigned without the caller’s knowledge—as long as the caller previously obtained ‘prior express consent’ to place calls to that specific telephone number.” A copy of the Petition can be found here.  http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7521067469 The comment date is March 10, 2014, and reply date is March 24, 2014.