Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report - 07/12/2017

Senate Health Bill's Call For Small Business Health Plans Sparks Debate

July 11, 2017
The Senate health bill's proposal to create enhanced association health plans or "small business health plans" (SBHPs) could undermine the traditional small group market and potentially lead to higher individual market rates, according to Kaiser Family Foundation's Karen Pollitz and Gary Claxton, but others say the policy does not go far enough and want self-insured entities to be added to the provision. The Senate's draft Better Care Reconciliation Act defines the SBHPs as large group plans that follow different rules...

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