AUSTIN— Today, a federal judge upheld the Trump administration’s expansion of insurance plans.

David Balat, director of Right on Healthcare at the Texas Public Policy Foundation made the following statement:

“Short-term insurance plans existed under the ACA and were accepted as good options to offer relief for those in transition. For those that are between jobs, just getting out of school, have missed open enrollment periods, or losing coverage following a divorce, short term insurance plans play a necessary role in filling the gaps and not leaving people exposed. But not all gaps last just 12 months. So the Trump Administration’s final rule expands coverage up to 36 months to give people greater flexibility, more time, and better choices to figure out their health insurance needs.”p