Tag Archives: “bare” counties

Medicaid Waivers Should Backstop The Exchanges

Temporary Medicaid buy-in would be a useful tool for state regulators to improve the quality of plans offered in counties that otherwise would have been bare.

September 14, 2017

ACA Round-Up: A Double-Threat Presidential Tweet, Cassidy-Graham-Heller, Bipartisan Market Stabilization Ideas, And Good News From Ohio

Although the high drama of the Senate debate on repeal of the Affordable Care Act seems to be over for the time being, health care reform remains in the headlines.

July 31, 2017

On AHCA, CMS Actuary Finds Smaller Coverage Losses, Smaller Spending Reductions Than CBO

The June 13 CMS Actuary’s Report on the AHCA addresses different questions than the CBO reports on the legislation. Where it measures more or less the same thing it offers different numbers. This post examines that report and notes other developments related to the health reform discussion.

June 14, 2017

Iowa Submits 1332 Waiver Request, Claiming It Is Necessary To Avoid An Individual Insurance Market Collapse

On June 12, Iowa submitted a 1332 waiver request that would dramatically change the nature of its marketplace, claiming that this was needed to save a collapsing individual insurance market. To grant the request, CMS would have to waive many of 1332’s normal statutory and regulatory requirements.

June 12, 2017