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Support for Trump’s Group Health Plan Rule Floods D.C. Court

June 10, 2019, 3:01 PM

The D.C. Circuit received a flood of briefs urging it to revive the Trump administration’s rule on association health plans.

The rule’s supporters include: Texas, Georgia, and 14 other red states; trade groups representing the business, restaurant, and real estate industries; and a newly-formed coalition dedicated to promoting association health plans. The groups’ June 7 supporting briefs came three days after insurance regulators in Oklahoma and Montana also voiced their support for the rule.

At issue is a Labor Department rule allowing small businesses and self-employed workers to band together to offer health plans that are less expensive—and less robust—than ...