(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — A measure sponsored by State Rep. Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) that increases access to affordable health insurance plans will take effect on July 1, 2020.
Part of the innovative Republican CARE plan, House Bill 874 enables small business associations to partner together to provide affordable health plans for their employees. The overall goal of the legislation is to increase access to quality health care, while lowering overall costs.
“House Bill 874 supports all Tennessee small businesses by enabling them to provide affordable solutions to address unique health needs for their employees,” said Rep. Curcio. “I appreciate Gov. Lee signing this legislation into law, and I look forward to it taking effect this week. My colleagues and I will never stop fighting for conservative health solutions that improve access and the quality of care available to all Tennesseans, while also driving down overall costs.”
“Specifically, this legislation sets up an environment where small groups can band together to purchase health insurance without state regulations getting in the way,” Curcio added. “For years, lawmakers have heard from their constituents who own small businesses that they wanted the freedom to work together in this way. That is what this legislation seeks to accomplish, and House Bill 874 is a tailor-made solution for Main Street.”
For more information on House Bill 874, please click here.
Michael Curcio serves as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He is also a member of the Joint Fiscal Review Committee, Calendar and Rules Committee, Naming Designating and Private Acts Committee, the Civil Justice Subcommittee, Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Children and Families Subcommittee, and the Constitutional Protections and Sentencing Subcommittee.