August 01,2018

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Taylor Harvey, Office of Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Wyden Statement on Junk Plans Final Rule

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued a statement after the Trump Administration issued its final Short-Term Limited Duration Plan rule, which would give insurance companies greater authority to sell junk plans that do not comply with current law consumer protections, such as pre-existing condition protections:

“By giving the green light to junk plans, Trump and his administration are once again siding with fraudsters, unscrupulous brokers and insurance companies over unsuspecting Americans that simply want affordable health care,” Wyden said. “This move is the lynchpin in Trump’s plan to turn back the clock to the days when Americans with pre-existing conditions were left out in the cold and insurance companies could deny care at will or charge whatever they pleased.”