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New York warns residents not to buy 'Trumpcare' junk health insurance plans

Oct 02, 2019 2:00 pm
James T. Mulder is reporting for Syracuse [dot] com state officials are warning consumers to stay away from health insurance policies being marketed as Trumpcare plans. “We know that so-called Trumpcare — or however else these short-term plans are marketed — is nothing more than a ploy to convince Americans to buy junk insurance,” said Linda A. Lacewell, the state’s financial services superintendent on October 2. Lacewell was responding to reports that the country is being flooded with health insurance plans that fail to provide meaningful coverage. The Trump administration recently changed a provision in the federal Affordable Care Act to allow insurers to sell plans with terms as short as three months. Lacewell said the sale of short-term health insurance plans is illegal in New York regardless of the changes in federal regulations. Any New York resident who may have purchased these plans is advised to file complaints online with the state financial services department or to call its consumer assistance hotline at (800) 342-3736. Read the full story at Syracuse [dot] com.