Tag Archives: Section 1332 waivers

Census Bureau Finds Health Coverage Stabilization; Oregon 1332 Waiver Open For Comment

On September 12, the Census Bureau released its report on health coverage in the US for 2016. After a sharp drop in the number of the uninsured following full implementation of the ACA, coverage has stabilized. Also, CMS has opened Oregon’s 1332 reinsurance program waiver application for comment.

September 13, 2017

If The Trump Administration Terminates Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments, States Can Use 1332 Waivers To Fund Their Own

Creating a State-administered CSR mechanism will undoubtedly require expenditure from the State. While some will argue that the limited resources in State budgets would render the idea all but theoretical, it would be beneficial to examine how States can use Section 1332 to fund CSRs.

August 15, 2017

MinnesotaCare Buy-In: Maybe Not A Long Shot

Under a proposal introduced in the Minnesota state legislature earlier this year, Minnesotans shopping for health insurance on the individual market would have been able to purchase public coverage through Minnesota’s Basic Health Plan.

August 2, 2017

How States Are Addressing Uncertainty With 1332 Waivers

Even with new encouragement from the Trump administration, states that want to develop a reinsurance plan for the 2018 plan year will need to act fast.

June 9, 2017

CMS Checklist For State 1332 Waivers Focuses On High-Risk Pools, Reinsurance

On May 11, CMS and the Department of the Treasury released a checklist for state 1332 innovation waiver applications. Following up on HHS Secretary Price’s March 13 letter to governors, the checklist specifically focuses on state 1332 proposals to support high-risk pools or reinsurance programs.

May 12, 2017

State Interest In 1332 Waivers Gaining Steam

In just the past few weeks, there have been interesting new developments on the 1332 waiver front.

November 2, 2016

CMS Bolsters Outreach To Young Adults As Open Enrollment Nears

A new campaign to enroll young adults will employ several different strategies to reach this population, including a gamer social video platform. In other ACA news, Hawai'i has completed its Section 1332 waiver.

September 27, 2016

The ACA’s Section 1332: Escape Hatch Or Straightjacket For Reform?

Will Section 1332 waivers be as truly transformative to our health care system? A serious, objective examination of the new Section 1332 federal guidance provides far more questions than answers for policymakers.

May 26, 2016

New Section 1332 Guidance A Mixed Bag For States

In December, HHS and Treasury released new guidance on how the agencies will evaluate state applications for the ACA’s Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers. For states, it turned out to be a classic example of “be careful what you wish for,” as the the new guidance considerably limits their...

February 29, 2016

Implementing Health Reform: State Innovation Waivers; Vermont’s Abortion Coverage Conundrum (Updated)

Congress adopted a national program for reforming insurance markets and for encouraging enrollment. But Congress also recognized that states might have innovative reform ideas and thus provided that states could strike out on their own by proposing reforms equally as effective as those in the ACA.

July 23, 2015