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The LIBRE Initiative Praises HHS’ Expansion of Healthcare Options with New Rule

(Arlington, VA) – Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new rule creating the option for Short-Term, Limited-Duration health insurance plans to be extended from three months to thirty-six months. These plans provide options to the millions of Hispanics who have been priced out of Obamacare markets due to high costs.

Daniel Garza, President of the LIBRE Initiative, issued the following statement:

“Today’s announcement is great news for the Hispanic community. Increased access to healthcare options will reduce costs for consumers and provide people with more choices to select the coverage that best fits their needs. The Short-Term, Limited-Duration (STLD) plans will provide options for millions of Americans who cannot afford the overpriced plans from Obamacare exchanges. We commend the Administration for taking action to provide Americans with greater access to alternative healthcare plans, which will in turn drive down consumer costs.”

For interviews with a representative from the LIBRE Initiative, please contact Brian Faughnan, 202-805-1581 or Wadi Gaitan, 202-853-4463