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.
Operationalizing Oversight of ACA Insurance Market Reforms
Joel Ario, Managing Director, Manatt Health Solutions Sally McCarty, Senior Research Faculty and Project Director, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
The Operationalizing Oversight of ACA Insurance Market Reforms webinar took place on January 28, 2013. Click the “download” box below to retrieve the slides. A recording of the webinar can be found here. Below is the write-up that promoted the webinar:
The State Health Reform Assistance Network is hosting a webinar to help states operationalize oversight of ACA insurance market reforms. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires states to undertake multiple reforms of their insurance market, including implementation of community rating, guarantee issue, and meaningful rate review. States must obtain legal authority to enforce the new market rules and develop the regulatory infrastructure to monitor compliance. The State Network webinar “Operationalizing Oversight of ACA Insurance Market Reforms” will review the responsibilities of states under the ACA, make practical recommendations on how regulators can gain needed authority for enforcement, and outline the process for federal enforcement if states are unable to meet their legal responsibilities under the ACA. Faculty for the Faculty for the webinar will include Joel Ario, Managing Director of Manatt Health Solutions and former director of the HHS Office of Health Insurance Exchanges, and Sally McCarty, Senior Research Faculty at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute and former Indiana Insurance Commissioner and CCIIO staffer.