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Short-Term Health Plans Leave People at Risk

Consumers buying marketplace coverage during this open enrollment season will face a complicated shopping experience. Products marketed as lower-cost alternatives come with a catch: many offer far less coverage, as Georgetown University’s Dania Palanker, JoAnn Volk, and Kevin Lucia explain in a new post.

Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, M.D., weighs in on the growth of bare-bones health plans in a new column for The Hill. "This moves us backward in a health care system that already puts people who get sick, especially those who get very sick, on shaky ground,” he writes.

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