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There are still big questions, though. It’s not entirely clear yet how the association plans would be regulated and whether states will be able to set restrictions or whether they’ll be able to "cross state lines" to purchase coverage without their permission. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, which is comprised of state regulators, has opposed expanding association plans in the past since they fear they would usurp their own restrictions. Early reports suggested the association plans might also allow self-employed individuals, who otherwise would likely get insurance through Obamacare’s exchanges, to join as well. The administration did not mention it in their plan, ... Full story

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