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House Democrats Investigate Trump-Backed Short-Term Health Plans

  • Energy & Commerce Chairman Pallone writes 12 insurance firms
  • Trump administration expanded access to so-called junk plans
Photographer: Kholood Eid/Bloomberg

House Democrats sent letters to 12 insurance companies seeking information about health coverage they sell that critics refer to as “junk plans.”

President Donald Trump’s administration last year expanded the availability of short-term, limited-duration health plans. Companies that received letters Wednesday from House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone of New Jersey and other committee leaders include Anthem Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc., Health Insurance Innovations Inc. and closely held Cambia Health Solutions.