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Party says plans will raise premiums for older and less-healthy people by letting healthier consumers opt out of coverage; GOP says they will give consumers more choice
Democrats are fighting to derail the White House’s push for cheaper, less-robust health plans, seeking to leverage the issue for advantage over the Republicans ahead of the mid-term elections.
The fight over shorter-term plans—which went on sale this month and are free from many Affordable Care Act requirements—is emerging as a proxy for the broader battle over health care.