California Governor Signs Ban on Short-Term Health Plans

Sept. 24, 2018, 8:27 PM

California is joining at least three other states in banning the sale of short-term health insurance policies to counteract the Trump administration’s decision to expand their availability.

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed S.B. 910 by state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D) Sept. 22 to ban the sale of policies offering less than one year of coverage. The new law takes effect Jan. 1, 2019, and is one of several measures California has adopted to counteract policies from the Trump administration that weaken the Affordable Care Act.

The new law is a reaction to federal rules from the departments of health and ...

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