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Trump Group Health Plan Appeal Draws More Regulators Into Fray

Aug. 2, 2019, 4:00 PM

The Mississippi Insurance Department is the latest state regulator to defend the Trump Administration’s rule on association health plans.

The MID Aug. 1 announced its plans to join a brief praising the rule submitted by insurance regulators in Oklahoma and Montana. Like those states, Mississippi is a place where “small businesses predominate,” which makes it “uniquely effected” by the March decision striking down the association health plan rule.

The rule in question allows small businesses and self-employed workers to band together to offer health plans that are less expensive—and less robust—than plans governed by the Affordable Care Act. The Department ...

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