New Rule Reverses Obama-Era Damage and Gives Americans in Need of Short-Term Coverage Relief from Pricey Obamacare Premiums

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Final Rule from Trump Administration Will Allow Americans to Buy Policies That Do Not Conform to Costly, Unaffordable Mandates of the Affordable Care Act

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Earlier today, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) participated in a conference call with leaders inside the Trump administration regarding a rule that would provide Americans options to purchase short-term health insurance policies. 

According to ABC News, these plans can last up to 12 months and can also be renewed for up to 36 months. Premiums are about one-third the cost of comprehensive coverage.

Twila Brase, president and co-founder of CCHF, issued the following statement on the short-term plans.

“We appreciate the Trump administration’s focus on restoring affordable health insurance options to Americans,” she said. “The final rule restoring longer-term access to short-term, limited-duration health insurance policies will allow Americans to buy a policy that does not conform to the costly, unaffordable mandates of the Affordable Care Act. For example, individuals between jobs, freelancers and senior citizens who retire short of Medicare eligibility need access to coverage that provides a sense of security without costing them an arm and a leg. 

“Short-term, limited-duration policies were legal and accessible under the ACA, but in 2016, the Obama administration limited access to them, likely to encourage more young, healthy people to buy unaffordable coverage on the Obamacare exchanges,” Brase continued. “Thankfully, the Trump administration’s new rule issued today reverses the damage, giving Americans in need of short-term coverage needed relief from the high cost of Obamacare-priced premiums.”

To view the final rule, click here; to view a fact sheet on the Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance Final Rule, click here.

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedomis a patient-centered national health freedom organization based in St. Paul, Minn., existing to protect health care choices, individualized patient care, and medical and genetic privacy rights.

For more information about CCHF, visit www.cchfreedom.org, its Facebook page or its Twitter feed @CCHFreedom. Read more about “Big Brother in the Exam Room” here, and view the media page for CCHF here. For more about CCHF’s free-market, cash-based care initiative,The Wedge of Health Freedom, visit www.JointheWedge.comThe Wedge Facebook page or follow The Wedge on Twitter @wedgeoffreedom.

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