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President Donald Trump and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta rolled out their final blueprint for new 'Association Health Plans' yesterday, with Mr. Trump promising a group of small business owners that they would save big and receive better care, the Chicago Tribune reports.  Beginning this fall, small businesses and individual workers will be allowed to band together to provide medical coverage that will be less expensive than Obamacare plans, the Business Record reports.  Critics have assailed the plans as "junk insurance" with fewer benefits.  Mr. Acosta predicted a modest impact on the market,with about 4 million people covered by the plans iwthin five years.  That's compared to the 160 million who currently receive job-based insurance.