The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released a proposed rule with additional policies for health insurance issuers and the Health Insurance Marketplaces (exchanges) for plan years 2022 and beyond. CMS proposes a series of additional policies to protect and expand access to health insurance coverage through the exchanges, including extending the annual open enrollment period, expanding the role of navigators, and reversing policies related to section 1332 waivers and direct enrollment pathways. CMS notes that these policies further the Biden administration’s goals of providing greater access to coverage, improving affordability for consumers, reducing burden for issuers and consumers, and expanding health equity.
 
AHA has advocated for many of these proposed changes to help expand access to high-quality, affordable coverage

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