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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

08-S2818 on Apr 3, 2008

Signature Legislation: supporting enhanced health insurance marketplace pooling
Source: Small Business Health Plans Act (S.2818)
A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to provide for enhanced health insurance marketplace pooling and relating market rating.
    Small Business Health Plans Act of 2008 -
  • Amends ERISA to provide for the establishment and governance of small business health plans, which are group health plans sponsored by trade, industry, professional, chamber of commerce, or similar business associations.
  • Apply the rules and standards of this Act to Alternative Market Pooling Organizations, such as unions, churches, and other groups; and
  • Consult with the domicile state regarding the exercise of authority over such plans. Allows other existing plans to be treated as small business health plans under certain circumstances.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Question 5: Expand ObamaCare Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Health Care
  • Headline: Support enhanced health insurance marketplace pooling (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Support enhanced health insurance marketplace pooling (Score: -2)

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Democrats participating in 08-S2818

Ben Nelson s2oNE Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 



Republicans participating in 08-S2818

Wayne Allard s2oCO Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Richard Burr s2oNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Michael Enzi s1iWY Republican Sr Senator 
Judd Gregg s2oNH Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Kay Bailey Hutchison s2oTX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring) 
James Inhofe s2oOK Republican Sr Senator 
Mitch McConnell s2oKY Republican Sr Senator 
Roger Wicker s2oMississippi Republican (Senate 2008) 



Independents participating in 08-S2818



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 1
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0


















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