Azar Says HHS Won’t Take Action To Stop Silver Loading For 2019

June 06, 2018
HHS Secretary Alex Azar told lawmakers that agency won't make changes to silver loading practices for 2019 because there is not sufficient time to go through the rulemaking process before plans solidify their rates for next year. This affirmation follows weeks of speculation that the agency would get rid of the cost-sharing practice for 2019. Health policy stakeholders and policy experts welcomed the news, saying such a move could help prevent further instability in the marketplaces. During a Wednesday (June...

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