Helena – As short-term health insurance plans become available under new regulations in Montana today, buyers are told to “beware” because the short-term plans cover much less than insurance under the current health care system.
Instead of protecting Montana consumers — part of his job as insurance commissioner — Rosendale is pushing for plans that leave consumers unprotected, particularly those with pre-existing conditions.
Short-term plans don’t have to cover folks with pre-existing conditions, which includes things like asthma, cancer, high blood pressure, and even pregnancy. Short-term plans also aren’t required to cover mental health care or prescription drugs.
In fact, there is not a single short-term plan in Billings that covers maternity care, mental health, substance abuse, or prescription drugs.
And after short-term insurance executives donated thousands of dollars Rosendale’s campaign, he began pushing for short-term policies.
Based on his record, Rosendale is out for himself and his insurance industry buddies, not for Montanans.
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