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.
Azar urges state regulators not to restrict access to short-term health plans
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