The Washington Post, March 18, 2014
After insurance policy cancellations created a huge political headache for the Obama administration last fall, the administration has offered a plan to reduce the cancellations going forward. The administration has proposed laxer standards for defining what constitutes a modification of an existing insurance policy instead of the cancellation of a health plan. The proposal came in a batch of HHS rules and guidance issued around 7:15 pm on a Friday. My Friday night post focused on the administration's decision to broaden exchange provider networks and increase federal oversight after some early backlash aimed at limited networks this year.