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Missed the Obamacare deadline? Short-term health plan may be better than nothing
The Mercury News

With the deadline now past to sign up for coverage under the nation’s new health care law, there’s one last resort for the millions of uninsured: short-term health insurance.

Insurance providers are now shifting their sales pitches to such Band-Aid policies, which health care experts agree are better than nothing but come with a litany of caveats.

These policies provide bare-bones coverage, usually don’t insure people who have pre-existing conditions and may be impossible to renew after an illness.