Critics: consumers should be wary of short-term health plans

5 months 3 weeks 47 minutes ago Wednesday, January 22 2020 Jan 22, 2020 January 22, 2020 3:13 PM January 22, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla (AP) - Consumers who bought a short-term health insurance plan thinking they had found a better deal than “Obamacare” during open enrollment season may be in for a shock when they show up at their doctor’s office this year. The low-cost plans don’t have to cover basics such as prescription drugs or maternity. The Trump administration rolled back restrictions on short-term plans in 2018 and critics quickly labeled them junk insurance, warning that they come with gaps and don’t have to cover pre-existing medical conditions.

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