Trump Administration Loosens Restrictions on Obamacare Waivers


By Nathaniel Weixel
The Hill, Oct. 22, 2018

In another action, the Trump administration issued new guidance that loosens restrictions states face in trying to lower costs and increase affordable options for health insurance. The guidance replaces strict ObamaCare requirements that severely limited state flexibility.  The new guidance allows states more leeway in using Obamacare resources to shore up their individual and small-group health insurance markets.  As Doug Badger has demonstrated, when states are given even a small amount of flexibility, they can provide better support for patients with high health costs and make coverage more affordable for healthier individuals and families being shut out of the market because of costs. Read More…