association health plans

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    Roberts’ Review: 2019 NC Health Policy

    JLF’s health care researcher Jordan Roberts is recapping the health care legislation that passed (and didn’t pass) in North Carolina’s last legislative session. Medicaid Expansion Roberts writes: Medicaid expansion was a question of whether to expand our state’s Medicaid program to include able-bodied, working-age adults…
    Brenee Goforth, January 16, 2020
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    AHP lawsuit is hurting Americans

    It’s no secret that many individuals and small businesses struggle to afford health insurance. One result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the regulations placed on small business and individual insurance inflated the prices of plans significantly.  Association health plans…
    Jordan Roberts, November 25, 2019
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    Democrat hypocrisy on health coverage

    Last week, a three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in ongoing litigation concerning a Trump administration rule, which expanded access to association health plans (AHP). North Carolina recently passed a bill that would allow North Carolinians to purchase these health plans, pending…
    Jordan Roberts, November 18, 2019
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    Despite Governor’s Opposition, Association Health Plan Bill Becomes Law

    Self-employed owners and small businesses in North Carolina will now have increased access to affordable health insurance. Over the weekend, Senate Bill 86, the Small Business Health Care Act became law. This bill now allows easier access to large group health plans through…
    Jordan Roberts, August 26, 2019
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    NCGA should create more health coverage options for small business

    Back in mid-March, the North Carolina Senate passed SB 86, the Small Business Health Care Act. This bill would create the opportunity for easy formation of large group health plans among employer members of an association which can include small businesses and sole…
    Jordan Roberts, August 7, 2019
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    Federal judge strikes down Trump’s AHP rule

    Yesterday a Trump administration Department of Labor rule which expanded the use of association health plans (AHPs) was struck down by U.S. District judge in Washington. (For more information on AHPs see here and here).
    Jordan Roberts, March 29, 2019
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    AHPs offering robust benefits, projected to have little to no effect on insurance markets

    The North Carolina Senate recently voted to approve SB 86, the Small Business Health Care Act. This bill would align North Carolina law with federal law to give small businesses and self-proprietors more power to band together to…
    Jordan Roberts, March 21, 2019
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    States moving on AHPs, CON

    The Affordable Care Act regulates much of how state health insurance markets are allowed to operate. However, states still have some policy levers to use to reform their healthcare markets. Certificate of need reform and association health plans are two of those tools. The state…
    Jordan Roberts, February 21, 2019