A group that opposes the “association health plan bill” says the majority of U.S. small business employees oppose the concept of exempting small group health plans from state regulation.
The Coalition to Protect Access to Affordable Health Insurance has sponsored a recent survey of 401 U.S. residents who work for businesses with fewer than 50 employees.
Researchers asked participants about provisions of S. 1955, the Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., would create a system of insured, multistate association health plans for small businesses. The AHPs would be regulated by the insurer’s home state.