Insurers Push Uninsured To Purchase Short-Term Plans, but Experts Caution About Less Comprehensive Plans
Health insurers are encouraging U.S. residents who missed the deadline to enroll in coverage through the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges to sign up for short-term health insurance plans. However, Marian Mulkey, with the California HealthCare Foundation, said buyers still should examine such policies closely before signing up because they likely are less comprehensive as other plans consumers might have had in the past, such as employer-sponsored coverage. CHCF publishes California Healthline.
- "Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Short-Term Health Plan May Be Better Than Nothing" (Seipel, San Jose Mercury News, 4/17).