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Indian tribes seek exemption from ACA’s large-employer rule
Modern Healthcare

Representatives of several Indian tribes say they support legislation introduced by congressional Republicans this week that would exempt tribes nationwide from being classified as large employers under the Affordable Care Act—a designation that requires tribes to pay higher insurance costs or face federal penalties.

Supporters say requiring tribes to provide group insurance for tribal employees serves to shift the costs of implementing the Affordable Care Act from the federal government to the tribes.