As federal health reform legislation has stalled, health policy attention turns to the states, which have many 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.
1332 State Innovation Waivers: What Can Be Waived?
Manatt Health Solutions
The State Network 1332 Waivers Affinity Group continued with a webinar presentation by the team at Manatt Health Solutions. The initial webinar for this affinity group focused on the basics of the waiver process, as well as information on statutory guardrails and what can and cannot be waived. This most recent webinar investigates waiver possibilities more deeply, with more information on specific examples of what can be waived through this process. The webinar includes a brief review of the 1332 process, as well as in depth examples of what can be waived pertaining to a variety of areas, including QHPs and EHBs, exchanges, cost sharing, tax credits, and the individual and employer mandates.