New federal rules allow for the expansion substandard health plans exempt from pre-existing condition protections and that do not have to comply with mental health parity.
Read about the lawsuit NAMI and others have filed against the short-term, limited duration plan final rule
With federal rules weakened and the lawsuit pending, states should act to protect
against short-term health plans. In several states, policymakers have already acted to set their own limits and consumer protections for short-term plans. Others are in the process of doing so, and all should consider taking a