Health Care Legislation Passes Senate

A bill (H.R. 1624) waiving the federal health law’s insurance rules for tens of thousands of midsize businesses has cleared the Senate in a rare example of congressional agreement to undo part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The legislation had already passed the House, and the White House appears open to signing it. The Senate used a fast-track process that avoided an up-or-down vote on the measure, which would free companies with 51 to 100 workers from requirements on coverage standards and pricing. Dealers are encouraged to follow-up with their insurance provider once the bill is signed into law by the President if they fall within this group.