Wednesday, April 25, 2018 05:00 AM
HEALTH GROUPS VOICE CONCERNS OVER SHORT-TERM PLAN PROPOSAL
The health care industry is largely united in its opposition to the Trump administrations proposal to expand how long people can be covered by short-term health plans. Health care and advocacy groups raised concerns about allowing consumers to maintain a short-term insurance policy for just under 12 months rather than the current 90 days, providing an alternative type of coverage to that sold on the marketplaces set up under the 2010 health care law. Their comment letters to the administration predicted that the proposal would drive up premiums and decrease consumers choices for plans sold on the exchanges.