Sep, 22, 2017

More States Looking to Section 1332 Waivers

As federal health reform legislation has stalled, health policy attention turns to the states, which have many tools to reform their health care systems.  While 1115 waivers rightly get a lot of attention, because of their ability to reshape state Medicaid programs, the Affordable Care Act’s Section 1332 waivers continue to be a promising avenue for states.

We have mapped out current state activity and included links to all the approvals, proposals, and even the authorizing legislation.  You’ll see that two states have approved waivers, but many more are actively considering them.  The list is geographically and politically diverse – the one constant being that states are interested in seizing opportunities to improve health care for their residents.

Waiver Approved

Alaska

Approved Waiver Application Legislation

Hawaii

Approved Waiver Application Legislation

Minnesota

Approved Waiver Application Legislation

 

Waiver Application Submitted

California

Withdrawn Application Legislation

Iowa

Deemed Complete, Pending Application,
Supplement
No Legislation

Massachusetts

Pending Application Legislation

Oklahoma

Deemed Complete, Pending Application Legislation

Oregon

Deemed Complete, Pending Application Legislation

Vermont

Incomplete Application Legislation

 

Public Draft of Application

New Hampshire

Draft Application Legislation

 

Authorizing Legislation Enacted

Kentucky

Legislation

Maine

Legislation

Ohio

Legislation

Rhode Island

Legislation

Texas

Legislation

 

Authorizing Legislation Passed, Vetoed

Montana

Legislation

Nevada

Legislation