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Short-term insurance plans leave patients with high costs, less coverage

In August the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services issued a final rule that would expand the use of “short-term, limited-duration insurance plans." More than 25 patient a... read more

Your Employer's Health Plan Will Cost More In 2019

Meanwhile deductibles -- the amount patients pay for health care before insurance kicks ... the sting out of high deductibles, some employers are offering low-cost supplemental coverage for hospital s... read more

Senate Considering Blocking Expansion of Skimpy Health Plans

Patient ... with high costs if they enroll in a short-term plan and then get sick and raising premiums for middle-income people with pre-existing conditions who want more comprehensive coverage. read more

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Buyer Beware: New Cheaper Insurance Policies May Have Big Coverage Gaps

The administration says that Affordable Care Act insurance is too expensive for some people and this provides people a way to buy a less expensive ... kind of coverage required under the ACA will be s... read more


Trump Signs New Laws Aimed at Drug Costs and Battles Democrats on Medicare

As the parties were coming together on prescription drug costs and fighting over Medicare, the Senate deadlocked on Wednesday over a Democratic proposal to block the expansion of cheap “short term” he... read more

Unregulated health plans could drive up premiums for other Iowans

These “health benefit plans” are not health insurance, not subject to basic coverage ... leave the insurers participating in the exchange with more expensive patients, which could drive up the ... read more

California's Leaders Ban Affordable Health Coverage

While many Americans will enjoy the benefits of short-term plans, Californians will be left out. Supporters of the statewide ban on short-term plans say that they're protecting patients from "junk ins... read more

COMMENTARY: Consumers should be able to buy short-term insurance

For now, patients ... insurance that covers regular prescriptions or chronic illness management. That’s where short-term insurance comes in. Surveys indicate that short-term premiums cost roughly 75 p... read more

Patient Groups File Amicus Brief in Legal Challenge to Short-Term Health Insurance Rule

United States, explaining the devastating impact patients could face under the final rule implementing changes to short-term ... cost barebones plans while forcing those who need comprehensive coverag... read more

The Latest: Short-term health plans cheaper but cover less

The Trump administration's new regulation expanding short-term health insurance ... term plans as a low-cost alternative to pricey Obama-law policies for people struggling with high premiums. But the ... read more

Insurers, hospitals warn short-term plans aren't the answer

Several health insurance ... to purchase short-term, limited-duration plans, the high costs of care for enrollees with serious, acute illness or injury and chronic conditions will lead to unsustainabl... read more

Short-term health plans could be a buyer beware form of health insurance

More from Personal Finance: Picking the wrong Medicare plan could cost you thousands Want to win at 401(k) investing? Try a less ... care coverage and access program at the Commonwealth Fund, which st... read more



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