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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).