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US Court Blocks Trump on Healthcare: 'End-Run' Around Obamacare

US Court Blocks Trump on Healthcare: 'End-Run' Around Obamacare
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Friday, 29 March 2019 06:42 AM EDT

A federal judge is striking down the Trump administration's highly touted small-business health insurance plan, calling it an "end run" around consumer protections.

The ruling Thursday by U.S. District Judge John Bates in Washington, D.C., is the second setback in a week for the administration's healthcare initiatives. On Wednesday another federal judge blocked Medicaid work requirements for low-income people.

At issue in the latest ruling are so-called "association health plans," in which businesses and sole proprietors can band together to offer lower-cost coverage that doesn't provide all the benefits required under the Affordable Care Act.

President Donald Trump has hailed the small-business plans as a big success, but their impact is difficult to measure.

Unable to repeal Obamacare, as ACA is known, in Congress, the Trump administration has tried to use its rule-making powers to create room for alternatives.

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A federal judge is striking down the Trump administration's highly touted small-business health insurance plan, calling it an "end run" around consumer protections.
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Friday, 29 March 2019 06:42 AM
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