By allowing self-employed individuals to sign up for group plans made up of other individuals, the Trump administration argues that they will be able to get lower prices. (Photo: AP)

With little hope of getting a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act through Congress, the Trump administration is instead trying to chip away at the landmark health law’s foundation.

The latest attempt came on Thursday, when the Department of Labor announced a new proposed rule to allow small businesses and self-employed people to band together to purchase insurance plans that are not subject to many of the Obamacare requirements.

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