Alexander, Collins Talking With CMS About 1332 Waiver Process

May 15, 2018
In the wake of their failed congressional pitch for Affordable Care Act market stabilization legislation, Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are now talking with CMS Administrator Seema Verma about administrative solutions to mitigate Obamacare premium increases -- including possible agency action to let states easily replicate already-approved 1332 waivers, speed up the waiver approval processes, and facilitate the creation of invisible high-risk pools. Alexander and Collins spent months trying to pass legislation to fund cost-sharing reduction payments...

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