Several patient advocacy groups recently sued the Trump administration to overturn an August 2018 rule that expands access to short-term health insurance plans. They argue that short-term plans, which they deride as “junk insurance,” violate the Affordable Care Act.
The courts ought to toss this meritless lawsuit. The new rule is legal and sensible — and will allow millions of Americans to purchase more affordable insurance that fits their needs.
Obamacare requires all conventional health plans to cover an extensive list of benefits, including prescription drugs, mental health services, maternity care, and substance abuse treatment.