Bloomberg Law
April 21, 2021, 9:31 AM

Fight Over Novel Health Plan Threatens Obamacare Protections

Lydia Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler
Senior Reporter

A case before a federal appeals court that challenges a new type of employee health plan has insurers and state regulators worried about its potential to create an end-run around Obamacare and state insurance regulations.

The U.S. Labor Department is fighting back against a decision from a federal judge in Texas that allowed two companies to offer health plans to individuals who agree to have their internet activity tracked and sold.

If upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, opponents say the ruling could open the door for junk health plans that undermine the Affordable Care ...

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