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The Trump Administration has proposed extending the amount of time allowed for short-term insurance plans, from three to 12 months.

This extension allows Idahoans to continue the effort outlined in the January 5, 2018executive order that Gov. Butch Otter and Lt. Gov. Brad Little worked on with the Idaho Department of Insurance, allowing Idahoans to find a solution that best works for them.  

“This is a big step in the right direction to ensure affordability and choice in healthcare for Idahoans,” said Little. “I applaud Pres. Trump for taking the necessary step to create more affordable options for middle-class Americans. Congress hasn’t been as helpful, and its inaction has forced Idaho to make a bold move and be the only state in the union that is offering real solutions to our broken healthcare system.”  

The January 5, 2018 executive order allows non-ACA healthcare plans to be sold to Idahoans, lowering the cost between 30 to 50-percent.  

Additional information regarding President Trump’s proposal:  

Facts on today’s proposed rule: https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2018-Fact-sheets-items/2018-02-20.html  

Link to proposed rule: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/21/2018-03208/short-term-limited-duration-insurance