THE PROGNOSIS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise) The Trump administration is trying its darndest to rewrite Obamacare since Congress has largely failed to erase it. Officials yesterday took their biggest steps yet to roll back the health-care law’s regulations, showing they’re intent on dampening the law’s effects wherever possible. States will get much more wiggle room in determining whether plans are generous enough to meet Affordable Care Act standards. Some insurers could be allowed to spend more on overhead. And more Americans may duck the law’s individual mandate to buy coverage. That’s all according to a massive, final notice the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued late Monday afternoon. “Ultimately the law needs congressional action to repeal, but until the law changes we won’t stand idly by as Americans suffer,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma told reporters on a phone call. The latest move can be seen as part of the administration’s strategy of shrinking the ACA as much as possible while remaining within its legal boundaries. We’ve seen several efforts by President Trump and Health and Human Services officials to ease what they view as egregious insurer regulations that are boosting premiums, including an expansion of alternative health plans not subject to the same… Read full this story
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