Boldest Parts of New ACA Exchange Rule Face Uncertain Fate

In a proposed rule released on Nov. 25, CMS floated some ambitious changes to the regulations governing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, most notably allowing states to ditch a centralized health plan marketplace and instead rely on private web brokers, agents and insurers to enroll people in coverage.

However, as with the recent revival of a rule that restructures the prescription drug rebate system in Medicare Part D (HPW 11/25/20, p. 5), legal experts say this regulation may never be implemented as written.

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Leslie Small

Leslie Small

Leslie has been reporting and editing in various journalism roles for nearly a decade. Most recently, she was the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer, an e-newsletter covering the health insurance industry. A graduate of Penn State University, she previously served in editing roles at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado.

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