The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Department of the Treasury today issued a request for information seeking ideas for additional Section 1332 waiver concepts that states could consider. Under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, states can apply for a waiver of certain requirements but must demonstrate that the proposed waiver would provide access to quality health care that is at least as comprehensive and affordable as without the waiver, cover at least as many individuals, and not increase the federal deficit. The agencies last fall issued updated guidance and four waiver concepts for states seeking Section 1332 waivers for plan year 2020 and later, which allow states to test a broader array of approaches to coverage, including promoting private plans that may offer less comprehensive coverage. The RFI will be published in the May 3 Federal Register with comments due by July 2.
The House of Representatives last night voted 419-6 to pass legislation (H.R. 748) that would repeal the 40% excise tax on high-value employer-sponsored health…
Updated guidance issued last year for states seeking a Section 1332 waiver of certain Affordable Care Act requirements qualifies as a rule under the…
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform today held a hearing on the Trump administration’s position that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals should affirm a…
States and House of Representatives make strong arguments in defense of the Affordable Care Act in the Fifth Circuit
Elrod at the end called the appeal a “very complex case,” and so predictions are even harder than usual. There is no deadline for the court’s decision.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today heard oral arguments in the appeal of a district court decision that struck down the entire Affordable Care Act.
The Centers for Medicare…