Sen. Shaheen targets ‘junk’ health plans
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U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is pushing legislation to protect people from being led into purchasing what she calls “junk” health-care plans.
Shaheen, D-N.H., held a meeting with a group of public health officials at Exeter Hospital Friday to discuss the state of health care delivery, especially to more vulnerable populations.
The senator said the Protect Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Act is intended to block the Trump administration from using federal tax credits to promote enrollment in certain health care plans, which she referred to as “junk” plans because they may leave people with pre-existing conditions vulnerable to increased costs because their coverage is inadequate.