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Comment on Georgia Access Model Section 1332 Waiver
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Comment on Georgia Access Model Section 1332 Waiver

The Center for American Progress wrote a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of the Treasury on the impact of changes in federal law and policy on the Georgia Access Model’s compliance with statutory guardrails.

The COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency, coupled with legislation and administrative actions during the Biden administration, have significantly altered Georgia’s health coverage landscape. These changes necessitate reevaluation of the previously approved Georgia Access Model to determine whether it satisfies the statutory guardrails in the current environment.

In this comment letter submitted on behalf of the Center for American Progress, the authors discuss Part II of Georgia’s Section 1332 waiver application, which details the Georgia Access Model and its compliance with statutory guidelines set forth in Section 1332(b1)(1)(A)-(D) of the Affordable Care Act. The authors highlight the implications of recent federal legislative and regulatory changes on coverage and discuss additional operational factors to consider during the departments’ evaluation of whether the waiver meets the guardrails.

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Authors

Emily Gee

Vice President and Coordinator for Health Policy

Natasha Murphy

Director, Health Policy

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