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California Limits Health Insurance Availability… Again (Guest: Doug Badger)

October 8, 2018

California’s recent decision to ban short-term, limited duration health insurance plans is analyzed. How will this ban hurt Americans?

The Trump administration handed the decision about whether to offer short-term, limited duration health care plans over to the states. California immediately passed legislation to ban the sale of these plans, which the Trump administration had expanded access to by allowing for a longer renewal period and carrying time. Doug Badger, an expert on these plans, talks about why California's decision is bad news for people seeking affordable alternatives to Obamacare Exchange plans and how, despite this, the move to let states decide is the intent of a federalist system.

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Sarah Lee is the managing editor of Health Care News and a research fellow at The Heartland Institute.
slee@heartland.org @HCPolicy