Coons Introduces Measure to Close Loophole in Affordable Care Act for Clergy

Jun 18, 2013 -- 12:37am

Senator Chris Coons along with Democrat Mark Pryor of Arkansas have introduced a measure, the “Church Health Plan Act” to allow clergy and church employees to get access to affordable and reliable health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  The “Church Health Plan Act” closes a loophole that could have church-run health plans being penalized because they aren’t deemed qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act, because church health plans by federal law can only offer benefits to clergy and lay employees. 

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