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Payer Roundup—Insurance groups call for HRA protections; Maine governor signs Medicaid expansion

January 04, 2019 / Tina Reed

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) are opposing a Trump administration proposal to allow usage of health reimbursement arrangements to buy short-term limited duration health plans. "Enforceable safeguards and non-discrimination protections are essential for these options to work for Americans," AHIP wrote in its comments in response to the proposal. The proposed rule would allow workers to use their HRAs to buy the short-term plans that are not required to comply with the Affordable Care Act or to cover people with pre-existing conditions.