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Thursday, August 02, 2018

HHS Rolls Out New, Affordable, Temporary Health Coverage

The Trump administration on Wednesday issued a final rule to help Americans get short-term, limited-duration, affordable health insurance that is designed to fill temporary gaps in coverage.

The new plan is exempt from the Obamacare requirements that apply to individual health insurance plans, and it comes as Democrats are trying to make health insurance a campaign issue. ("We want to expand access to Medicare," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told a news conference in June.)

“Under the Affordable Care Act, Americans have seen insurance premiums rise and choices dwindle,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. “President Trump is bringing more affordable insurance options back to the market, including through allowing the renewal of short-term plans. These plans aren’t for everyone, but they can provide a much more affordable option for millions of the forgotten men and women left out by the current system.”



Anonymous said...

Chuck wants to overload the system without any visible means of funding, which means higher copays, higher prices and decreased services, in other words, an unsustainable program. Way to go, Chuck!

Anonymous said...

Chuck will find a way for it through.... higher taxes, what else?

Anonymous said...

Dave T: I hope it works, there are some concerns that many conditions are not covered, including pre existing conditions.

Anonymous said...

How do we expect healthcare to be a good deal for us when it's all decided upon by people who have free and unlimited gold level healthcare? We hear the talk, but it's coming from people who don't walk the walk.