New Rules Let States Opt Out Of Health Care Reform Law

Law360, New York (February 22, 2012, 8:26 PM EST) -- Two new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act rules were finalized Wednesday, one requiring states to open up Medicaid pilot programs to public review and another allowing states to opt out of the act if they propose a plan that would be equally effective at bringing down costs and expanding coverage.

The opt-out rule outlines the process for states to apply for “innovation waivers” that will allow them to forgo provisions of the PPACA. They must first prove to the U.S. secretaries of Health and Human...
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