Can Democrats Get GOP Votes To Kill Affordable Health Insurance Choices?

In October, every Democrat in the U.S. Senate voted to strip more affordable insurance options from millions of Americans. Senate Joint Resolution 63 — introduced by Senator Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc. — would outlaw the affordable, short-term health insurance plans that hit the market earlier that month.

In August, the Trump administration finalized a rule to strengthen short-term plans by allowing individuals to keep them for a period of up to 364 days — with the opportunity to renew them for up to three years.

This 364-day standard is the same standard that existed from April 1997 until eight days before the 2016 election, when the Obama administration suddenly prohibited consumers from buying these short-term plans for longer than three months at a time.