Given an expected increase in enrollment in short-term plans as a long-term coverage option, state policymakers and advocates are considering ways to protect individuals shopping for coverage and the individual health insurance market. About half the states restrict the sale of short-term plans so that they are not an option to provide long-term coverage. A number of states apply some or all ACA consumer protections to short-term plans in an effort to improve the products.
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