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Proposed Federal Changes to Health Plans Rules Coverage Leave Regulation to States

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The Trump administration has proposed allowing individuals and small employers to more easily purchase health insurance across state lines through association health plans, which have a history of fraud and insolvency. It is also expected to reverse federal limitations on short-term insurance, which does not have to comply with Affordable Care Act market rules like preexisting condition protections. In two To the Point posts, Georgetown University researchers explain that, in the wake of these changes, states need to take steps to protect consumers and health insurance markets while federal regulators need to clarify states’ authority to regulate association plans. 

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