Becerra May Curb Non-ACA Plans, But Leaves Public Option To Congress

By Amy Lotven / June 10, 2021 at 2:09 PM
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra told lawmakers Wednesday (June 9) the department might soon take steps to curb non-ACA-compliant plans, including short-term plans, that beneficiary advocates and Democratic lawmakers say are proliferating the markets and harming consumers, but he again deferred to Congress to lay a path for a potential public option. “Stay tuned,” Becerra said at a Senate Appropriations hearing when asked by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) why HHS has done nothing to curb those plans, especially at a time...

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