MD, DE senators speak out against “junk” health plans


Maryland and Delaware U.S. Senators Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen, Chris Coons, Tom Carper were among 47 senators calling on the Trump Administration to halt a proposed regulation that would expand the use of short-term health care plans to create junk health insurance plans. The senators say that junk health insurance plans would raise premiums for older Americans and harm millions of people living with pre-existing conditions. The senators wrote, “this rule expands the sale and marketing of “junk plans” that exclude basic benefits including hospitalization, prescription drugs, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, and maternity care.”