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Legislature Votes To Block Short-Term Plans In California; Bill Heads To Governor

The bill would ban the sale of short-term health insurance plans, which offer consumers lower premiums in exchange for skimpier benefits that do not meet the Affordable Care Act’s coverage requirements. The move follows the Trump administration’s rule allowing such plans nationally. The legislation, authored by state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), heads next to Gov. Jerry Brown (D).

Justice Department Refuses To Defend Health Law In Court, Saying Certain Provisions Are Unconstitutional

The provisions that should be “struck down” include protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions from being charged more or being denied coverage, according to the Justice Department. Now, it will be up to several Democratic state attorneys general, led by California AG Xavier Becerra, to defend the law, and they have already received permission to intervene in the case.