Small Business Majority Testifies on Limiting Short-Term Medical Plans

Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2020
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On January 27, 2020, Small Business Majority's Government Affairs Manager, Awesta Sarkash, testified before Virginia's Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor, in support of SB 404, health insurance; short-term limited-duration medical plans. Protecting the individual marketplace is important to entrepreneurs because many self-employed individuals and small business employees rely on the marketplace to purchase coverage. Short-term limited duration plans are meant to fill a gap in an individual's health coverage and are not compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements and are not required to cover essential health benefits. These plans split the marketplace in two, which raises costs for everyone else.