NHC Letter on State Relief and Empowerment Waivers

December 24, 2018

The National Health Council (NHC) submits this letter on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Guidance entitled “State Relief and Empowerment Waivers” and requests its withdrawal. The NHC does not believe that the financial benefits of lower premiums for healthy individuals contemplated under the Guidance will outweigh the likelihood or magnitude of harms to individuals with chronic diseases and disabilities.

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