Blunt Signs Health Care Bill

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Friday, July 14 2006 Jul 14, 2006 Friday, July 14, 2006 8:36:08 PM CDT July 14, 2006 in News
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The new law lowers the minimum number of members for eligibility in an association health plan to 50 instead of 100. It takes effect August 28th. The plan works by allowing the businesses to form consortiums or associations rather than applying for insurance as a single business. There have been other bills to allow small businesses to form associations, but this one allows creation of a protective covenant. That means businesses that have healthier employees are protected from having to pay higher premiums because of more claims by another group member. Blunt signed the bill in Kansas City Friday, with other signing ceremonies in Springfield, Joplin and St. Louis.

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