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Plaintiffs Vow to Appeal Short-Term Health Plans Decision
Posted on Jul 19 2019
A federal judge sided with the administration, affirming a final rule that expanded access to short-term limited-duration insurance (STLDI). The plaintiffs, including NAMI
and Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), said they will appeal the decision. "We have no intention of stopping until we end discriminatory coverage," said Angela Kimball, acting CEO
. "This ruling is a step in the wrong direction. It lets junk plans compete with comprehensive health insurance, even though they don't have to provide the same level of mental health coverage—or any mental health coverage at all. We will join an appeal of this decision because the health of our nation includes its mental health. It is imperative that insurance plans provide essential mental health benefits for all Americans, plain and simple."