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Obama Administration Closing Health Law Loophole for Plans Without Hospitalization
Kaiser Health News Link to more items from this source
Nov. 4, 2014
"Responding to industry pleas, the administration agreed to allow those plans for a year if employers committed to them before Nov. 4.... While they lack hospital coverage, low-cost plans that pass the calculator are rich in outpatient benefits such as physician visits. Consultants and employers argue that such insurance is more useful to low-pay workers than the alternative -- coverage with hospitalization that comes with a $5,000 deductible[.]"

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