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Biden Takes Aim at Popular Short-Term Health-Care Plans

Brian Blase
President at Paragon Health Institute

Brian Blase, Ph.D., is the President of Paragon Health Institute. Brian was Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House’s National Economic Council (NEC) from 2017-2019, where he coordinated the development and execution of numerous health policies and advised the President, NEC director, and senior officials. After leaving the White House, Brian founded Blase Policy Strategies and serves as its CEO.

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Biden is set to violate a campaign promise and take good health coverage away from American families.

President Biden is poised to take health coverage away from millions of people, per a report yesterday by Politico. His administration is deriding these plans as “junk” because they are free from federal mandates for what insurance must cover and free from restrictions on how insurance must be priced. The reality: These plans, dubbed short-term plans, are not subject to Obamacare rules and are thus much more affordable and flexible for families.

In 2018, the Trump administration permitted people to have a short-term plan for up to 36 months, subject to state regulations. This new rule saved families money on health insurance, increased access to health care, and reduced the number of the uninsured. It also did not harm the Obamacare markets. Reports suggest that the Biden administration will reverse this progress and restrict short-term plans to just a three-month duration. Doing this will reduce the benefits families receive from short-term plans, harm people who get sick, and increase the number of people without health insurance.

Full article can be found in National Review

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