Trump Administration’s Health Waiver Heightens Gubernatorial Race Significance

Democrats in Governors’ Races Pounce on Trump’s New Health Waiver Rules
– Roll Call

Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with our Manatt Health team, was interviewed by Roll Call for an article on the amplified importance for governors to win in the upcoming gubernatorial election.

With the Trump administration’s move earlier this week to provide states with the option of waiving certain requirements of the Affordable Care Act, the publication noted that governors will now be able to apply for waivers to exempt their state from fulfilling certain requirements of the ACA.

Ario said that the waiver policy would allow federal officials to consider the aggregate effects of a waiver application rather than how it would affect each subpopulation, as the previous policy required.

Read the article here