Executive Order Weakens ACA Rules

Executive Order Seeks to Weaken ACA Insurance Rules, Another Would End Cost-Sharing Payments
– Modern Healthcare

Modern Healthcare spoke with Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, about a recent executive order that eases Affordable Care Act rules. The order gives businesses and individuals access to cheaper health plans with fewer benefits and consumer protections.
 
In the order, Trump explains that his secretary of labor should consider easing commonality-of-interest requirements in association health plans, which would make it easier to form and offer health insurance. Ario warned that this could encourage the formation of association plans that are deliberately designed to cherry-pick healthier groups and individuals.