Alexander, Collins Talking With CMS About Waiver Processes, Invisible Risk Pools

May 09, 2018
In the wake of their failed congressional pitch for Affordable Care Act market stabilization legislation, Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are now talking with CMS Administrator Seema Verma about administrative solutions to mitigate Obamacare premium increases -- including possible agency action to let states easily replicate already-approved 1332 waivers, speed up the waiver approval processes, and facilitate the creation of invisible high-risk pools. Alexander and Collins spent months trying to pass legislation to fund cost-sharing reduction payments...

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