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sad piggy bank Eighty percent of those who opted for short-term insurance say that affordable monthly premiums are more important to them than comprehensive medical benefits. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Why do people opt for short-term insurance over Affordable Care Act plans? Mainly because it costs less and it meets their health care needs, particularly for older workers, according to eHealth’s “Short-Term Consumer Survey.”

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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