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HEALTH OVERHAUL-STOPGAP OPTION
Obama administration offers stopgap health insurance option for people with cancelled plans
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:41 PM EST
The Obama administration is trying avoid making more bad news over the rollout of the president's health care law.
In a letter to senators released Thursday night, Sebelius says people whose plans have been canceled will, regardless of their age, be able to buy a bare-bones catastrophic plan intended mainly for people under 30.
The insurance industry immediately criticized the special exemption, saying it could create market instability and confuse consumers.