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CMS seeks feedback on selling health plans across state lines

March 07, 2019 / Paige Minemyer

CMS is seeking feedback on ways it can make it easier for payers to sell insurance across state lines. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued (PDF) a request for information Wednesday evening, and in the document the agency said that it’s especially looking for recommendations on how states can take advantage of a regulatory framework in the Affordable Care Act that would allow for plans to be sold across state lines. The RFI was mandated in an executive order signed by President Donald Trump in October 2017. “Americans are in desperate need of more affordable health insurance options,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a statement. “Eliminating barriers to selling health insurance coverage across state lines could help provide access to a more competitive and affordable health insurance market.”