The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has given more information about the process states can use to ask for waivers from the standard Affordable Care Act coverage expansion rules.
HHS has submitted a draft of the proposed rules that would govern a state waiver application process to the Federal Register and plans to have the proposed rules appear in the Federal Register Monday.
The Affordable Care Act is the federal legislative package that includes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Republican governors in many states are reluctant to implement PPACA, and some have taken active steps to suspend implementation.
President Obama recently said the administration will try to accommodate requests from states that want to take a different approach to expand access to health coverage without increasing the federal budget deficit.
Obama gave increased use of health savings accounts as that type of innovation that