60 Plus Association Founder and Chairman James Martin Tuesday issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s Department of Labor expanding access to healthcare plans for small businesses through Association Health Plans:
“I have heard countless stories from seniors who own small, family businesses or sole proprietorships but cannot afford health insurance because of the unfair rules of Obamacare. Today, that changes.
“With new rules from the Labor Department, these small business owners can now form or join Association Health Plans, providing them access to quality, affordable health insurance. Small, family owned businesses can now band together to purchase health insurance offering better coverage at lower cost.
“Since 2010, Obamacare caused a staggering 25% increase in the number of people working for small businesses who didn’t have health insurance because it was unaffordable. President Trump saw this problem and took action to solve it. Today, we’re seeing the result of his efforts and applaud him for it.
“The Trump administration is steadily providing relief to families suffering from the expensive, burdensome and unfair demands of Obamacare, and today’s rule change levels the playing field between small businesses and large corporations. More importantly, it gives millions of people an affordable pathway to the peace of mind that comes from obtaining health insurance for themselves, their families and their employees.”