Health

Trump just gave small businesses a big health care boost

Major health-care savings and protections are on the horizon for the more than 11 million Americans who work for or own small businesses. Today, the US Department of Labor finalized regulations to expand Small Business Health Plans — also known as Association Health Plans. This will help level the playing field for smaller and mid-sized businesses by allowing owners and ...

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Trump unveils new health plan; Democrats call it 'junk insurance'

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits. Another caveat: if healthy people flock to the new plans as expected, premiums will rise for ...

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Drinking Alcohol Can Raise Cancer Risk. How Much Is Too Much?

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What drinking alcohol means for your cancer and death risk

A study published in the journal PLOS Medicine on Tuesday provides some new insight. It found that those who drink the most have the highest risks of death and cancer. Yet the study also found that a person’s combined risk of dying younger or developing cancer is lowest among light drinkers: those consuming only one to three alcoholic drinks per ...

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Trump Administration Makes Buying Skimpy Health Insurance Easier

The Trump administration just rolled back some Affordable Care Act regulations, which means that insurance markets are going to look a little bit more like they did before the law took effect. The Labor Department on Tuesday formally announced new rules for a special class of insurance available to some small businesses and, now, to people who are self-employed. The policies ...

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New health plan rules skirt ACA coverage requirements

By Amy Goldstein | Washngton Post WASHINGTON – The Trump administration issued new rules on Tuesday that will help small businesses and self-employed people get health insurance that costs less because it includes fewer benefits and consumer protections, bypassing significant requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The rules, throwing the doors wide open to a controversial type of insurance known ...

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New Trump Rule Rolls Back Protections of the Affordable Care Act

New Trump Rule Rolls Back Protections of the Affordable Care Act ImageOfficials said the new association health plans might appeal to restaurant workers.CreditDan Balilty for The New York Times By Robert Pear June 19, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Trump administration issued a sweeping new rule on Tuesday to make it easier for small businesses to band together and set up ...

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Trump administration expands use of health plans that skirt ACA consumer protections

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