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PIA Expresses Caution Over Healthcare Exec Order

PIA expressed caution in a statement issued in response to President Trump’s October 12 Executive Order on healthcare. The order calls for expanded access to “association health plans,” which could offer less expensive health insurance with less coverage...
October 17, 2017

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PIA expressed caution in a statement issued in response to President Trump’s October 12 Executive Order on healthcare. The order calls for expanded access to “association health plans,” which could offer less expensive health insurance with less coverage.

“Creating a new framework for health insurance policies that could be subject to less regulation has the potential to destabilize existing individual health insurance markets,” said Lauren Pachman, PIA counsel and director of regulatory affairs. “Insurance is based on the pooling of risk. Creating duplicative individual health insurance marketplaces could lead to failure for both.”

PIA plans to work with the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services departments as they develop guidance on this Executive Order, to ensure that its implementation does not undermine consumer protections or state regulation of insurance.

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