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Consumers Drawn To Low Prices Of Temporary Health Plans Despite Risks
Kaiser Health News

Worried about going without health coverage, musician Tom Miller bought a nine-month insurance policy in January to tide himself over while he rebuilt his business after a divorce and moved from Maryland to North Carolina.

At $90 a month, it fit his budget, even though it does not offer the broad benefits required by the federal health care law. Long seen as a stopgap for people between jobs, short-term policies that focus on catastrophic coverage can fill a niche for people like Miller looking for protection against unforeseen accidents, say some insurance brokers.

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