We used data from the March 2018 round of the Health Reform Monitoring Survey to assess public attitudes toward health plans, such as short-term limited duration insurance, that are sold directly to consumers and do not comply with the Affordable Care Act’s coverage standards. Although 7 of 10 respondents thought insurers should be allowed to offer plans that have lower premiums for less comprehensive services, larger shares were against permitting insurers to deny services related to a person’s preexisting medical conditions (84.2 percent), exclude people with preexisting conditions (81.5 percent), or charge people with preexisting conditions higher premiums than healthy people (73.7 percent). Over two-thirds did not think that insurers should be allowed to offer plans that have the effect of leading to higher premiums for sick people.
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