NEW YORK-- Association Health Plan (AHP) legislation proposed by President Bush to level the playing field for small employers seeking health insurance may instead cause significant disruption, according to a special report published by Fitch Ratings.
The proposed bill, known as the 'Small Business Health Fairness Act', would enable small businesses to join together to create a national AHP, ostensibly gaining better access to more affordable health insurance. The legislation highlights existing inequities in the health regulatory environment, which contributes to higher costs and reduced insurance access.
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