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Verma Says She Is ‘Very Concerned’ About Silver Loading Practices

March 22, 2018
CMS Administrator Seema Verma told reporters on Thursday (March 22) that she was “very concerned” about certain aspects of ‘silver loading’ plans, namely that it raises costs for unsubsidized consumers and the federal government. Verma did not commit to allowing or blocking the process for the 2019 plan year. Earlier this week HHS Secretary Alex Azar told Inside Health Policy that he was not aware of any discussions at the agency about stopping the practice in 2019, despite increasing...


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