Sasse votes against resolution that would outlaw the expansion of short-term insurance options. 

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement after he voted against a Senate resolution that would outlaw the expansion of short-term, limited duration health insurance plans that could help Nebraskans who can only “choose” from one insurer on ObamaCare’s marketplace right now.

"I voted against this attempt to limit healthcare options because moms and dads in our state deserve flexible and affordable health insurance that meets their needs. If this misguided rollback becomes law, Nebraska will be stuck with fewer healthcare choices. We need to expand access to cost-efficient, short-term health insurance that can aid millions of Americans who have been priced out of the market due to overregulation."

Background:

  • Today Senator Sasse voted against a Democrat-driven resolution to block the Trump administration’s rule on short-term limited duration health insurance plans.
     
  • The Trump administration’s rule allows short-term health insurance plans to be issued for up to 12 months and renewed for up to 36 months.
     
  • In the last quarter of 2016, a short-term plan cost about $124 a month on average, while an unsubsidized Obamacare plan averaged $393—a savings of 70%.