Health Care Reform

Health Policy Consensus Group Calls For Renewability Of Short-Term Health Plans

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By Grace-Marie Turner and Doug Badger

Forbes, April 24, 2018

Thirty-nine health policy experts and representatives of a broad cross-section of organizations joined in signing a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding its proposed rule on Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance. They argue that the Obama administration exerted “regulatory overreach” in limiting the sale of short-term policies to 90 days and prohibiting their renewal “in an effort to limit the sale of these policies, constrain consumer choice, and impose federal regulations on a product whose regulation the statute reserves to the states.” They hope that this will convince CMS to amend its proposed rule to allow, among other things, renewability of short-term policies.

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