CMS Chief Pushes Congress To Extend ACA Subsidies, Manchin Reengages

By Jessica Karins / June 22, 2022 at 6:34 PM
Extending the American Rescue Plan’s enhanced subsidies for purchasing health care through the Affordable Care Act is vital to keeping the number of uninsured low and rates from skyrocketing, CMS chief Chiquita Brooks-LaSure warned in a press briefing Wednesday (June 22). The call for action came as Senate Democratic holdout Joe Manchin (WV) renewed his interest in extending the subsidies, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) days earlier had signaled they might be off the table in talks on a...

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