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AARP Supports Suit to Block 'Skimpy' Health Insurance Plans

Rule allowing expansion of short-term policies could cause premiums to soar for older Americans by Randy Lilleston, AARP, October 10, 2018

A federal lawsuit that would block the Trump administration from expanding the availability of short-term health policies received some significant support this week when AARP and AARP Foundation filed an amicus brief backing the legal action. These plans can deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions and refuse to cover even the most basic medical services.

“AARP opposed the administration’s expansion of short-term plans because it will severely undermine the progress that has been made to provide access to affordable health care,” says Nancy LeaMond, AARP executive vice president and chief advocacy and engagement officer. “Under this rule, insurance companies can once again overcharge older Americans for their health coverage or deny them coverage altogether. It would also allow insurance companies to impose an ‘age tax’ and cut essential benefits.

READ MORE: https://www.aarp.org/politics-society/advocacy/info-2018/aarp-stance-short-term-health-plans.html?intcmp=AE-POL-ADV-R1C1
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