CMS: State Reinsurance Programs Cut Premiums, Boosted Enrollment

By Amy Lotven / August 5, 2021 at 3:20 PM
State-level reinsurance programs approved by the Trump administration under the Affordable Care Act’s 1332 waiver authority lowered premiums, increased plan participation and boosted enrollment of the non-subsidized population, CMS says in a new report out Thursday (Aug. 5) . CMS says the findings underscore the importance of federal regulators working on reforms with state and local governments that are more familiar with their unique populations and markets. The agency has approved reinsurance programs in 14 states since 2017 when the...

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