Federal judge upholds Trump’s expansion of non-ACA health plans


By Sam Baker
Axios, July 19, 2019

A D.C. federal judge upheld Friday the Trump administration’s expansion of insurance plans that don’t have to comply with the [expensive and restrictive] Affordable Care Act rules.  The Trump administration  last year created a new rule that allows consumers to keep “short-term” health insurance for up to three years— longer than the three-month limit the Obama administration had allowed. HHS does have the legal authority to change those limits as it sees fit, Judge Richard Leon ruled. [The Health Policy Consensus Group wrote in support of the Trump administration rule.] Click here to read more.