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Trump’s Obamacare Alternative at Stake in Court Hearing

May 21, 2019, 11:00 AM

In a case that might as well be called Trumpcare v. Obamacare, lawyers face off in federal court today to test the limits of short-term insurance policies. The low-cost health insurance option is meant to be used for a limited time: The Obama administration said three months, but President Donald Trump increased that to a year.

ACA Exceptions: The policies do not have to meet some of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, like coverage for pre-existing conditions, and critics say it will hurt the ACA market.

Feasible Option: The Trump administration says the change made short-term plans a...

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