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CMS Proposal Would Make It Harder for People to Receive Tax Credits and Re-enroll in the Marketplace

By January 31, 2020No Comments

Washington, DC — Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the proposed annual Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) for the 2021 benefit year, which outlines regulatory and financial guidelines applicable to exchange plans. According to reporting from Politico, “CMS is considering changing the automatic reenrollment process so people receiving tax subsidies covering their entire premium would instead be automatically signed up with reduced subsidies or no subsidies at all.” In response to the proposal, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach release the following statement:

“In their latest act of sabotage, the Trump administration is trying to make it harder for people to keep their current marketplace coverage, potentially stripping their subsidies and enrolling them in plans they can no longer afford. Instead of trying to make coverage more accessible and affordable to all Americans, from day one of his administration, President Trump has been waging a war on our health care. HHS should abandon this proposed change and stop its ongoing efforts to make it harder for people to access or afford care.”