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Azar Eyes Regulatory, Legislative Options To Guarantee Renewal Of Short-Term Plans

March 09, 2018
HHS Secretary Alex Azar said he hopes to add guaranteed renewability to the proposed short-term health plans via rulemaking, but, if it is determined that HHS lacks legal authority to do so, the agency will work with Congress to ensure the plans are renewable. Azar’s comments come as the White House and some Republicans on Capitol Hill push to codify longer-term short-term plans into law and ensure their renewability, as part of the upcoming omnibus spending package. “We’d like to...


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