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DOJ Argues Risk Corridor Language An Error; Updated HHS Budget Scrubs Text

February 21, 2018
The Department of Justice is arguing that the proposal to fully fund the Affordable Care Act's risk corridor program included in HHS' budget was the result of an accounting error , and the language has been scrubbed from an updated HHS budget dated Feb. 19. The initial proposal to fully fund the risk corridors surprised stakeholders and resulted in strong backlash from several conservatives including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) who has long opposed the program. The budget language also spurred...