Georgia will pursue a Section 1332 waiver to launch a state reinsurance program for the individual health insurance market; offer subsidies for health plans purchased directly from insurers and brokers; and allow employers to offset the cost for employees who purchase coverage through HealthCare.gov, Gov. Brian Kemp announced yesterday. Under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, states can apply to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for a waiver of certain requirements, but must demonstrate that the proposed waiver would provide access to health care that is at least as comprehensive and affordable as without the waiver. CMS last year said states could use account-based subsidies; state-specific premium assistance; adjusted plan options; and risk stabilization strategies to promote health coverage options under Section 1332. 

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