DOL Published Final AHP Rule

June 20, 2018

The Department of Labor has unveiled final rules expanding Association Health Plans which would allow businesses to band together to buy health insurance, but could cause risk-selection problems.

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Farm Bill Includes Funding for AHPs

May 23, 2018

Efforts continue to move Association Health Plans through Congress, most recently as part of the Farm Bill which ultimately fell short in the House of the required votes.

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Senate Bill to Expand Medicare

May 16, 2018

New Senate legislation would create a Medicare health plan for all ages that would be offered in state and federal health exchanges, and the employer-sponsored market.

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NSBA Comments on AHP Rule 

March 7, 2018

NSBA recently submitted comments on the administration's AHP proposal, highlighting the need for broad reform and ways to strengthen both AHPs and the overall health care market.

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Reducing the Health Care Cost Burden

February 14, 2018

One year after Congress failed to address health care reform, "health care costs" is now the top issue that small businesses want Congress and the Administration to address. Despite that overwhelming sentiment from the small-business community, there appears to be little appetite in Congress to once again tackle a big health care reform bill. Instead, there may be more targeted efforts, and a number of private sector initiatives focused on getting these costs under control.

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Association Health Plans Proposed Rule

January 10, 2018

Last week, the Department of Labor published a proposed rule that would broaden Association Health Plans and enable small businesses to band together to purchase health insurance.

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CBO Scores Alexander-Murray Bill

November 1, 2017

The CBO recently released their cost estimate for the Alexander-Murray health care bill, projecting it would reduce the deficit by $3.8 billion by 2027, but would not significantly change the number of insured.

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AHPs Need a Closer Look

October 18, 2017

NSBA is urging caution as policymakers move forward on President Trump's EO, including AHPs which could move further out of reach for many small businesses.

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