Senate: Panel Debates Association Health Plan Bill

March 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;3/20/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 11, p13
Trade Publication
The article reports that a battle over health insurance legislation was expected to continue in the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The bill before the panel would let companies that belong to trade associations jointly buy health insurance. Construction and other business groups as well as U.S. President George W. Bush support the concept. Last July, the House passed an association health plan bill that differs from the measure in the Senate committee. The AFL-CIO opposes the bill the Senate panel is debating, William Samuel, legislative department director, said in a March 7 letter to the committee's leaders.


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