[Ed. – Big components: across state lines, doesn’t have to meet Obamacare requirements. Big benefits: cost less, actually deliver medical care.]
In June, the Trump administration instituted new rules that would allow small businesses and individuals to access health insurance through what the president called “ association health plans.” This would permit certain businesses and the self-employed to band together, even across state lines, to provide coverage for members outside of Obamacare’s strict rules. …
[A]ssociation health plans have quickly become a solution to many Americans’ coverage problems, are more affordable than Obamacare, and are helping many get the care they need.
“It’s time to acknowledge that critics may have misjudged one of the Trump administration’s signature health-care policies – ‘bigly,’” writes Washington Post Assistant Editor and Opinions Contributor Robert Gebelhoff.