Judge Blocks Trump’s Small-Business Health Insurance Plan
It's the second setback in a week for the administration's health care initiatives.
- Published 29 March 2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by President Donald Trump, the second setback in a week for the administration’s health care initiatives. U.S. District Judge John D. Bates wrote in his opinion late Thursday that so-called “association health plans” were “clearly an end-run” around consumer protections required by the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. On Wednesday, another federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s Medicaid work requirements…