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Azar urges state regulators not to restrict access to short-term health plans
8/10/2018

HHS Secretary Alex Azar urged state regulators not to restrict access to short-term health plans because they are viable alternatives for people who can't afford Affordable Care Act plans. A week after the Trump administration issued a final rule extending the duration of short-term health plans from three months to up to three years, several states -- including Vermont and Maryland -- have already taken action to restrict the plans' sales by signing laws limiting their duration to three months, with no opportunities for renewals or extensions.

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