Randy Noel, first vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from LaPlace, La., attended today’s White House signing ceremony and issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive order on health care:
“NAHB commends President Trump for taking action that would ease restrictions on association health plans and health reimbursement accounts to create more options for small businesses to provide health benefits to their employees. His executive order would empower home building firms such as my own and countless other small businesses to pool together through association health plans to purchase health insurance. This would put small businesses on an equal footing with large employers and unions when it comes to negotiating lower insurance rates.
“The executive order would also help employers to reimburse their workers for soaring medical costs by expanding the use of health reimbursement arrangements. With small employers struggling to find affordable health care in the marketplace, Congress should move quickly to pass legislation to ensure the president’s executive order becomes the law of the land.”