Maine Waiver for Reinsurance Program Approved

CMS Approves Maine Reinsurance Program a Day After Approving Wisconsin’s
– Inside Health Policy

Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, was interviewed by Inside Health Policy to discuss state reinsurance programs.

The news service noted that Maine, Wisconsin and three other states have received approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to create a state reinsurance program, since Congress was not able to pass market stabilization legislation.

Ario said that Maine’s approval is a positive for other states that are still trying to stabilize their individual markets, and that he believes “there will be even more state-based programs on the docket next year.”