On February 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) published its annual draft rule governing core provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the operation of the marketplaces, standards for individual and small-group market health plans, and premium stabilization programs. This expert perspective focuses on several policies that would have implications for state insurance regulation and the operation of the state-based marketplaces (SBMs). Comments on the rule are due March 2, 2020.
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.