In the absence of federal legislation, states are actively seeking tools to reform their health care systems. While 1115 waivers rightly get a lot of attention, because of their ability to reshape state Medicaid programs, the Affordable Care Act’s Section 1332 waivers continue to be a promising avenue for states to stabilize their health insurance marketplace. SHVS is tracking state activity and has many resources, including a template, for states interested in pursuing a Section 1332 waiver.
1332 State Innovation Waivers: Lessons Learned from the Basic Health Program
Manatt Health Solutions
The State Network 1332 Waivers Affinity Group webinar series continued with a new presentation from the team at Manatt Health Solutions. This webinar focused on funding issues, and dove into the mechanics of repurposing existing federal subsidies under a different coverage affordability model. This ongoing series has included presentations providing an overview of the basics around these waivers, including statutory guardrails, discussions on what can and cannot be waived, potential opportunities available to states through the waiver process, and potential coordination between 1332 and 1115 waivers. Prior installments of this webinar series are available in the State Network 1332 Waivers Resource Library.