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New Trump Rule Rolls Back Protections of the Affordable Care Act

Thursday, June 21, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Louise Haas
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New Trump Rule Rolls Back Protections of the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON — A sweeping new rule issued Tuesday by the Trump administration will make it easier for small businesses to join forces and set up health insurance plans that circumvent many requirements of the Affordable Care Act, cutting costs but also reducing benefits.

President Trump, speaking at a 75th-anniversary celebration of the National Federation of Independent Business, said the new rule would allow small businesses to “escape some of Obamacare’s most burdensome mandates” by creating new entities known as association health plans.

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