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States fight Trump on non-ObamaCare health plans

States fight Trump on non-ObamaCare health plans | 12 Aug 2018 | The Trump administration's new policy of expanding the sale of "short-term" insurance plans as a cheaper alternative to ObamaCare is quickly running into opposition from state regulators. The Department of Health and Human Services is urging states to cooperate with the federal government, but instead, insurance commissioners are panning the new plans as "junk" insurance and state legislatures are putting restrictions on their sales. State insurance officials argue that, despite being less expensive than ObamaCare plans, the short-term plans are bad for consumers and aren't an adequate substitute for comprehensive insurance.