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.
Public Charge Final Rule: Frequently Asked Questions
Patricia Boozang, Alice Lam, Allison Orris, and Liz Dervan, Manatt Health
State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS) held a webinar on September 3, 2019 on the final public charge rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security. Technical experts at Manatt Health have authored for SHVS Public Charge Final Rule: Frequently Asked Questions which provides answers to questions—including a number of questions raised during the webinar—about whom the rule will impact, what benefits are implicated by the rule, and how the rule might be administered. The rule was to go into effect as of October 15, but multiple federal courts have issued nationwide preliminary injunctions temporarily blocking the Administration’s implementation of the rule.