CMS Actuary: Trump’s Short-Term Plans Would Attract More Enrollees Than Anticipated, Hurt ACA Risk Pools

May 17, 2018
CMS' chief actuary says the Trump administration’s proposed rule on short-term health plans could have a much larger impact on the Affordable Care Act markets and federal spending than the agency originally estimated, with the actuary now estimating the plans could attract 1.4 million consumers and increase federal spending by $1.2 billion in the first year alone. Prior estimates from the Trump administration found that just 100,000-200,000 people would move to the short-term plans . But, according to the...

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