Who's buying short-term health insurance, and why?
To some insurance brokers and consumers, short-term insurance plans are an enticing, low-cost alternative for healthy people.
Some plans have exclusions that could blindside consumers, such as not covering hospitalizations that occur on a Friday or Saturday, so consumers considering such a plan best read it very closely. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Supporters of the nation’s health law
condemn them. A few states, including California and New York, have banned them. Other states limit them.
But to some insurance brokers and consumers,
short-term insurance plans are an enticing, low-cost alternative for healthy people.
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