P. Richard Hayes


P. Richard Hayes is a Pittsburgh-based communications consultant.

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States: Until Washington Repeals ObamaCare, Keep Mini Insurance Plans Limited

Jun 13, 2018 — P. Richard Hayes

States: Until Washington Repeals ObamaCare, Keep Mini Insurance Plans Limited
The old advertisement admonished consumers that, “You can pay me now…or pay me later.”  Proposed changes to short-term health insurance policies – for all of their philosophical merits – instead could lead to a scenario where everybody pays, all the time.

The plan would permit state insurance commissioners to expand the use of short-term, limited-duration health insurance for people experiencing a lapse in coverage. Currently, these options carry a three-month limit before the individual would need to sign up for a longer-term plan through Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges. The proposed new rule would grant state insurance commissioners leeway to extend these short-term plans to periods lasting up to 12 months, and could potentially allow people to renew them after that period has elapsed.


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