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DOJ Seeks to Delay Decision on Trump-Era Health Plan Rule

Jan. 28, 2021, 10:44 PM

The Justice Department on Thursday asked the D.C. Circuit to hold off on issuing a decision on the legality of a Trump administration rule that aimed to expand small business access to health insurance.

The Trump administration appealed a lower court ruling that tossed out much of the Labor Department’s 2018 rule that allowed small businesses, including people who are self-employed and have no employees, to band together in associations to offer health insurance as a large employer group.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral argument on Nov. 14, 2019, but has yet ...