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NHF Supports Senate Bill to Stop Spread of Short-Term Plans

May 22, 2019

NHF applauds Senators Baldwin (D-WI) and Jones (D-AL) for introducing the No Junk Plans Act, which seeks to stop the spread of short-term health insurance plans. Short-term health plans are harmful for people with bleeding disorders since these plans do not have to follow ACA rules to ensure comprehensive coverage and ban lifetime and annual caps.They also lead to higher premiums for people who purchase other types of comprehensive coverage. This is the Senate version of HR 1010, which NHF endorsed and advocates discussed during Washington Days this year. The House of Representatives passed a package of bills that included this policy by a vote of 234-183 on May 16th. NHF is pleased that a Senate version has been introduced and encourages the Senate to quickly consider this legislation.