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Executive Order: Can Association Health Plans Accomplish What Congress Could Not?

Short term health plans are bad for consumers and the market

Under President Trump’s recent executive order, federal regulators could allow an association health plan to be treated the same as a large employer health plan, explain Georgetown University’s Kevin Lucia and Sabrina Corlette in a post on To the Point. If that happens, these plans wouldn’t have to offer the ACA’s essential health benefits and could charge higher premiums to people with preexisting conditions. 

Also available is an updated post on the impact of the expansion of short-term health plans, another aspect of the executive order.

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