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Senate Democrats Fail to Block Trump’s Short-Term Health Plans

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By Adam Cancryn and Miranda Ollstein
Politico, Oct. 10, 2018

A long-shot bid to derail the Trump administration’s expansion of short-term health plans died in the Senate on Wednesday, even with Sen. Susan Collins providing the lone Republican vote for the resolution. The Senate vote ended in a 50-50 tie, falling short of the majority needed to pass the measure that would have blocked new regulations allowing insurers to sell health plans that don’t have to comply with Obamacare rules, plans that could be renewed for up to three years. Read More…