Thursday, 25 April, 2019

Welch: Trump health care turnaround blindsided GOP

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Bates took issue with how the Trump administration interpreted the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which regulates how health care plans are provided to employees.

A federal judge ruled against the Trump administration's highly touted small-business health insurance plan, calling it an "end run" around consumer protections provided by the Affordable Care Act. However, a senior White House official told CNN that same day that the White House has no "fresh" plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

The lawsuit was brought by NY, 10 other states and the District of Columbia a year ago. Democrats have slammed the administration for "sabotaging" the health care law through regulations that promote "junk" insurance, and short-term plans have drawn more of their ire than the association plans.

And now that they have lost the majority, Republicans have virtually no chance of passing any legislation that would repeal and replace President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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The law also allows children to stay on their parents' health insurance plans until they turn 26.

A January analysis of association health plans by the website AssociationHealthPlans.com found that 28 of the plans had recently launched in 13 states and that the plans generally offered comprehensive coverage and cost savings for businesses.

News of the president and his acting chief of staff's maneuvering comes after reports from a Trump administration insider revealed that it was Mulvaney, and not Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, that pushed to eliminate the Special Olympics from the department's upcoming budget. On Monday, the Justice Department said the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down in a filing with a federal appeals court, a dramatic reversal of a stance it took previous year.

President Donald Trump received a blow on Tuesday when a federal judge struck down strict Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas.

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