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Trump Signs Order Calling For Association Health Plans, Longer-Duration Short-Term Plans, HRAs

October 12, 2017
President Donald Trump Thursday signed an executive order that asks HHS, Labor and Treasury to expand health care coverage options by allowing cross-state association health plans (AHPs), extending the duration of short-term plans and boosting healthcare reimbursement arrangements. Some health experts worry the order will undermine consumer protections and destabilize the market, while others back the idea of creating more choices. The order specifically directs the secretary of Labor to adopt a broader interpretation of ERISA that would allow employers...


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