New York, Massachusetts to Sue Trump Admin over Association Health Plans

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The Attorneys General of the States of New York and Massachusetts announced their intention to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration to prevent a dramatic  expansion of Association Health Plans.

In a statement, New York AG Barbara Underwood and Massachusetts AG Maura Healey said the Trump Administrations plan will invite deception, fraud and mismanagement. Expanding the Association Health Plans will not help Americans alleviate the real healthcare challenges they are facing.

Additionally, the Attorneys General argued that the Department of Labor’s proposed Associaton Health Plan  rule is “unlawful.” It will also “lead to fewer critical consumer health protections.”

According to them, “We will sue to safeguard the protections under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and ensure that all families and small businesses have access to quality, affordable health care.”

Association Health Plans have long-standing history of fraud

In March, AG Underwood and AG Healey led a coalition of 17 state AGs opposing the Department of Labor’s Association Health Plan rule.