News and Opinion

OPINION PIECES BY PLAINTIFF ORGANIZATIONS

Trump’s “junk” health care plans threaten people with mental illnesses.
Mary Giliberti, CEO, NAMI. Salon, October 21, 2018.

What APA is Doing For You: Fighting to Protect Patient Protections in Insurance Law.
Saul Levin, M.D., MPA, CEO, American Psychiatric Association. October 17, 2018.

Short-term health plans = long-term problems.
Meg Murray, CEO, ACAP. Modern Healthcare. April 27, 2018.

Three ways ‘fake insurance’ is undermining the health coverage market.
Meg Murray, CEO, ACAP. Washington Examiner. April 26, 2018.

Short-Term, Limited-Duration Plans: A Disaster for Women and Families.
National Partnership for Women & Families (fact sheet.) April 2018.

Trump’s Insurance Changes Will Undermine Coverage.
Meg Murray, CEO, ACAP. Managed Healthcare Executive. March 6, 2018

 

NEWS 

Short-Term Health Insurance Isn’t As Cheap As You Think. Consumer Reports, October 2, 2018.

Affordable Health Insurance is On the Ballot in 2018Ms. Magazine. September 27, 2018.

Patient advocates, healthcare groups sue Trump administration to preserve insurance protections. Los Angeles Times. September 14, 2018.
The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Washington, seeks to blunt one of the signature moves by the administration to weaken patient protections enacted through the 2010 healthcare law, often called Obamacare.

Lawsuit aims to block Trump ‘short-term’ health plans. Associated Press, September 14, 2018.
The case filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., takes aim at so-called short-term plans that don’t have to cover people’s pre-existing medical conditions, or provide standard benefits like prescription drugs. The administration recently adopted regulations to encourage the spread of such plans, featuring premiums about one-third the cost of comprehensive insurance.

Lawsuit Seeks to Block Trump Health Insurance Effort. Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2018.
The plan to allow for a proliferation of less robust but cheaper health plans sold on the individual insurance market has been widely expected to siphon off younger, healthier people who now buy coverage on the ACA’s exchanges. Health analysts have said that will cause insurers to raise premiums on the exchanges because younger, healthier consumers are needed to offset the costs of older, sicker, and more expensive individuals. The result, they have said, will be a two-tiered market for people who buy their own coverage and don’t get it from federal programs or employers —with higher costs for those with pre-existing health issues. They have also said the plans will leave some consumers with huge costs if they develop a medical condition that isn’t covered.

Health Groups Sue Over Short-Term Insurance PlansRoll Call.September 14, 2018.

Health groups sue to block Trump expansion of non-ObamaCare plans. The Hill.September 14, 2018.

Patient groups sue Trump administration over short-term health plans.Washington Examiner. September 14, 2018.