House E&C Bill Provides $20M For State Exchanges To Implement ACA Updates

The House Energy & Commerce Committee’s piece of the COVID-19 package includes $20 million in funding for state-based marketplaces to support technology and other updates, including actions needed to implement changes to the Affordable Care Act’s subsidy structure as called for by the Ways & Means Committee’s portion. The Ways & Means bill boosts the generosity of the tax credits for people earning below 400% of poverty and limits premium contribution to 8.5% of income for any eligible exchange consumer...
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Inside CMS - 02/25/2021
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Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report - 02/24/2021
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Kaine, Bennet Preview Bill To Create Medicare-Like Public Option

Democratic Sens. Tim Kaine (VA) and Michael Bennet (CO) Wednesday (Feb.17) previewed an updated version of their legislation to create a new public option in the exchanges that relies on Medicare infrastructure and allows for higher reimbursement rates for rural hospitals than did earlier versions. The Medicare-like choice would be available to residents in areas that have little competition and high costs before eventually moving to all rating areas -- and into the small business exchange by 2025. The Medicare...
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Inside CMS - 02/25/2021
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Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report - 02/24/2021
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