Chairman Chabot Applauds New DOL Rule on Association Health Plans
WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new rule on Association Health Plans:
“Today’s actions by the Department of Labor are a life raft to the 30 million American small businesses and startups struggling with the burdensome regulations Obamacare imposed on them. I applaud Secretary Acosta and the Trump Administration for expanding access to Association Health Plans (AHPs), thus allowing small businesses and self-employed workers to band together by geographic location or industry to obtain health care coverage. By doing so, AHPs are leveling the playing field, lowering health care costs, and expanding affordable coverage.”Chairman Chabot also cosponsored H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act, which passed the House last year.