Once upon a time, there was a fair­ly robust mar­ket for tem­po­rary health cov­er­age.  Because such poli­cies had cer­tain lim­its that were not allowed under the Afford­able Care Act (notably that they could impose a lim­i­ta­tion for the cov­er­age of pre exist­ing med­ical con­di­tions) that mar­ket dried up.  It was recent­ly res­ur­rect­ed by Pres­i­dent Trump, who said such a pol­i­cy made sense, and even though it would do noth­ing more nor less than what such poli­cies did before, there was a hue and cry about how such poli­cies would hurt the Amer­i­can pub­lic.  Respond­ing to this, the state of Cal­i­for­nia pro­posed and passed a bill that would pro­hib­it such poli­cies from sale.