The Senate quietly passed a bill that would overturn the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of the small-group insurance market on Thursday—and it did so with surprisingly little fanfare.
The legislation, passed by voice vote, gets rid of the ACA’s requirement that states increase the definition of their small-group market from employers with 50 or fewer employees to 100 or fewer by Jan. 1, 2016. The change would have subjected many small and midsized businesses to different rules. Among those was the requirement for certain essential health benefits to be covered, which is not required in the large-group market.
The House passed the bill by a voice vote on Monday.A little common sense from Congress. Let's hope President Obama has enough sense to agree. Bets on whether this will be ignored by the press and not commented on by the President?
H/T Byron York