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HHS Encourages Congress To Allow Guaranteed Renewability For Short-Term Plans

August 08, 2018
HHS says it will encourage Congress to pursue legislation to make short-term health plans guaranteed renewable, after federal statute barred the Trump administration from doing so in its recently released final rule expanding short-term plans. HHS Secretary Alex Azar told reporters prior to the rule’s release that he was interested in adding a renewal guarantee to the plans, but the final rule turns that ability over to the states due to federal HIPAA restrictions. “The Secretary supports policy options that...


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