FGA Statement on Senate Efforts to Bolster Association Health Plans
- BY FGA
FGA applauds the recently proposed Senate bill that would codify rules allowing small businesses to pool together and offer health coverage to their employees through association health plans (AHPs). The bill comes on the heels of a federal judge’s ruling to limit AHPs, calling them “an end-run around the ACA.”
“It is so important to empower small businesses and entrepreneurs to offer their employees comprehensive, affordable health insurance—and AHPs do just that,” said FGA senior fellow Josh Archambault. “Even with recent federal court actions, states should take this bill filing as the encouragement they need to continue the push for AHPs that allow business owners and different industries to pool together, which is allowed regardless of the court case. From Arizona to Arkansas and Kansas to Kentucky, states are helping employees find the health coverage they deserve.”
Read FGA’s FAQ on the federal AHP ruling here.
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