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May 16, 2017
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Secretary Price Statement on Release of State Innovation Waiver Checklist

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., issued the following statement on the release of the State Innovation Waiver Checklist, a tool designed to help states seek waivers from certain Obamacare requirements:

“The failure of the individual marketplace under Obamacare is driving insurers out of counties and states at an alarming rate, leaving millions of Americans without choices for affordable health insurance. The innovation waiver process provides Americans relief from the damage Obamacare continues to inflict on health insurance markets.

“When given the opportunity to strengthen their own health insurance markets, states have innovated to improve access to quality healthcare. The Innovation Waiver Checklist is a guide for states that seek greater flexibility to lower costs, improve choices, and design a healthcare system that actually responds to the unique needs of their communities.”

For more information on 1332 State Innovation Waivers, see the March 2017 letter from Secretary Price.

More information on section 1332 State Innovation Waivers is also available here.


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Last revised: May 16, 2017

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