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Fact Sheet
June 2018

Short-Term Plans Do Not Cover Life-Saving Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment

Families USA, Mental Health America, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the National Council for Behavioral Health are four nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations that represent health care consumers, including those with mental health and substance use disorders. We have joined together to bring attention to a heath care policy put forth by the Trump administration that expands short-term health insurance plans

This new rule purports to be advantageous to individuals and families who are concerned about high premiums for health care insurance. However, instead of lowering the costs of care for individuals and families, the expansion of short-term plans would expose people to large bills when they need care. For people with mental health and substance use disorders, enrolling in a short-term plan could jeopardize their health and financial security.

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