Education and Labor Committee Approves Bill to Reverse the Trump Administration’s Expansion of Short-Term, Junk Health Plans

WASHINGTON – Today, the Committee on Education and Labor approved H.R. 1010, legislation to reverse the Trump administration’s “Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance” rule. The bill would strengthen consumer protections and shield Americans from higher health care costs by halting the expansion of short-term health plans, otherwise known as junk plans.

On August 3, 2018, the Trump administration finalized a rule to expand short-term, limited duration plans, adding to the long list of its efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and destabilize our health care system. 

H.R.1010 “nullifies the administration’s rule expanding the allowable duration of short-term health plans. It would prevent short-term plans from undermining consumer protections and increasing health care premiums for millions of Americans,” said Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, at today’s markup. The legislation before us today will ensure that we do not go back, and that all Americans—with or without preexisting conditions—have access to affordable, quality care they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives.”

The H.R.1010 was approved by the Committee on a party line vote (26-19).

To read the fact sheet on H.R. 1010, click here.


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