Expanded Healthcare Options Eliminated

February 18, 2021
Category: Reform Healthcare

Reforms implemented during the last administration have been rolled back. Action Alert!

President Biden has signed an executive order rolling back a Trump administration order that expanded access to association health plans, short term health plans, and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs). These reforms expanded options to health plans that are free from many Obamacare restrictions, and we have to fight to win them back.

The idea behind association health plans is that small businesses and the self-employed with a common profession or interest, or those who share the same geographic location, can band together and be counted as a “large-group” (equivalent to an employer) for health insurance purposes. The Trump order allowed association health plans to operate as an independent market, separate from the Obamacare exchanges, allowing more leeway to adjust to consumer preferences.

Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) were also expanded to allow employers to give tax-free money to employees to buy their own insurance. With regard to short-term insurance, the Trump order resulted in a rule that amended the definition of short-term health plans, lengthening the maximum period of short-term insurance from three to twelve months. Again, short-term health plans do not have to adhere to many Obamacare regulations, and presented a cheaper health insurance option for many Americans.

Late last year, we reported that a number of these and other healthcare reforms were in danger of being rolled back, and as we feared, they now have been. We must fight for them to be reinstated permanently through legislation.

All of this takes place in the context of a crony medical system in which the government is gagging doctors for talking about supplement benefits, attacking homeopathic medicine, and on the verge of banning estriol. Help us fight for real healthcare reform.

Action Alert! Write to Congress and tell them to cement recent gains in healthcare reform. Please send your message immediately. By sending this message, you will also be supporting our petition to ungag doctors so that they can share with patients the benefits of supplements and natural treatments for COVID.

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7 responses to “Expanded Healthcare Options Eliminated”

  1. Dianna Fox says:

    President Trump done a excellant job in all areas, with the insurance, with the way Covid 19 was handled,and it’s a shame that How sad he lost the election because there was fraud going on, he was ahead in six states, but for some reason the electric went out and he was millions of votes ahead, but it was already discussed, by Biden, Nancy Pelosie, and others that they would do whatever, so Trump would loose How sad, I thought at least Biden was a honest man, but apparently not, and Nancy Pelosie, is such a evil woman, she needs to be fired from her job, this country, will not get any better, to many liar’s are in the white house now Every one my family and I have talked to, will no longer vote. because honesty does , no longer fit in the picture, But Trump done excellant, , In eight yeras, he done so many great things, I don’t think people should get free insurance, they need to work, But I can see Biden wants them to continue to be lazy, and sit on there butts and live off the goverment

  2. Phyllis Dezember says:

    This is obviously hurting the pharmaceutical companies bottom line.They will strangle hold anybody or anything that dares to pick from their money trees.

  3. Bharat Adarkar says:

    Support the petition to ungag doctors so that they can share with patients the benefits of supplements and natural treatments for COVID.

  4. nancy says:

    I guess you don’t understand what the democrats are trying to accomplish. Large groups don’t allow small individual gig workers and many others to participate and i don’t think they are good in a country that is trying to take care of the population fairly and equally.That is why most developed countries in the world have Universal health care because they care about ALL of their citizens.Most republicans I know do not want to share their wealth or help others and so are fine and the executives I know have luxury healthcare plans.

  5. Suzanne Nelson says:

    To all of congress:
    Please leave our Health Reimbursement Accounts, our short-term health plans and homeopathic medicine alone! I am writing to tell you to
    cement recent gains in healthcare reform, not take it away!! Think about how you would feel if other people meddled in your healthcare plans.

  6. Brad Marshall says:

    I’m unsubscribing. It seems as though you’ve become a propaganda agent for right wing nut jobs. What was once a decent newsletter is now pure rubbish. Have fun trying to claw your way back from obscurity and out of Trump’s ass.

  7. mary gruss says:

    thank you for being fearless in sticking up for all people whether republican or democrat. I agree with your analysis of the insurance problem. please don’t be intimidated by the remaining Trump haters.

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