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Trump’s Obamacare Alternative Revives Status Quo, Judge Says (1)

May 21, 2019, 9:01 PMUpdated: May 21, 2019, 9:40 PM

Letting people buy short-term insurance plans for longer periods of time simply reinstates rules that were in place before the Obama administration changed them, a federal judge said.

“What’s going on here is nothing more than a return to what the status quo was before,” U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Richard J. Leon said during a court hearing May 21, largely agreeing with arguments presented by the government.

The rule in question increased the period of time a short-term limited duration insurance plan can be used from three months to a year, with up to 36...

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