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.
Webinar: Health Savings Accounts: State Considerations for HSAs
Health Savings Accounts have been a frequent topic of conversation for policy options in the ACA markets. HSAs have gained attention in recent years as they are featured in both “Repeal & Replace” and Medicaid proposals. Given the interest in this plan, the State Network hosted a webinar for state officials featuring the experts at Manatt Health. This webinar reviewed the basics of HSAs, how they have been considered under various repeal and replace proposals, and how alternative Medicaid expansions have used HSA-like programs for enrollees. Slides from the webinar are available below.