Dec 10, 2018 - Health

HHS may use ACA waivers as leverage on state laws

HHS recently called on states to repeal laws that require providers to ask for permission before they can build new facilities. Now, Modern Healthcare's Susannah Luthi reports that the department might try to force states' hand using the leverage of Affordable Care Act waivers.

What they're saying: "If you think the markets work better (than regulation), and you want to allow competition, and if competition improves the market, find a way to measure that and use waiver authority to go that direction," the American Enterprise Institute's Thomas Miller told Modern Healthcare.

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