Biden’s Short-Term Thinking

Will the President restrict a useful health insurance option?

The Biden team is combing the books for Trump policies to undo, and one target may be modest regulations expanding choices in health insurance. Democrats have attacked “short-term” health plans as “junk insurance,” but the evidence shows they’ve become a valuable option for millions of Americans.

A new paper from Brian Blase of the Galen Institute looks at how “short-term, limited-duration” insurance plans have affected healthcare markets since the Trump Administration expanded the option in 2018. These plans don’t have to offer the full suite of benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, and as such often cost a fraction of ACA plans.

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