Azar: Short-Term Plans Are A Temporary Fix For ACA Costs In Absence Of Legislation

May 10, 2018
HHS Secretary Alex Azar told senators that the administration’s proposed short-term, limited duration plans are meant to serve as a Band-Aid for consumers facing skyrocketing costs in the absence of congressional action to shore up the ACA markets. As he defended the plans on Capitol Hill, Azar also repeatedly emphasized that short-term plans are not a good option for all consumers and argued that mandating coverage for preexisting conditions in short-term plans would drive up costs. Azar’s comments came during...

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