Sally C. Pipes is president and chief executive officer of the Pacific Research Institute, and the author of The False Promise of Single-Payer Health Care. Just over two weeks ago, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon upheld a Trump administration rule that expands access to short-term, limited duration health plans. The ruling represents a major victory for those in need of affordable health coverage. But the plaintiffs are appealing the ruling. And many states have already implemented rules restricting, if not banning outright, short-term plans. They’re more interested in protecting Obamacare than in ensuring that consumers have access to affordable health coverage.
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