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Short-Term Health Plans: Still Bad for Consumers and the Individual Market

Short term health plans are bad for consumers and the market

In June, 14 senators sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price urging the administration to allow short-term health plans to be offered for longer than three months. For a new To the Point post, Georgetown University researchers analyzed short-term coverage in the senators’ states. The researchers found that, more often than not, these plans discriminate against consumers with preexisting conditions. They say that allowing these plans to be extended would further siphon off healthy individuals from traditional health insurance, putting the market at risk.

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