The Republican Party, recycling bad ideas for decades:
Imagine small businesses being able to provide a comprehensive health insurance package to their employees on par with any fortune 500 company. While that may sound like a fantasy, we made that one step closer to reality with the Small Business Health Care Act.
Association Health Plans are not a new idea. In fact, they have existed for decades and are permitted under current law for certain types of employer groups. But because of the Obama administration’s efforts to prop up Obamacare’s small group and individual markets, most Association Health Plans were effectively dismantled in 2011.
It is a fantasy, and tightening regulations had nothing to do with "propping up" Obamacare, and everything to do with stabilizing health care markets and shielding people from rampant bankruptcies: