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HHS Approves Nation’s First Section 1332 Waiver for a Public Option–Style Health Care Plan in Colorado

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently approved a new Section 1332 waiver authorizing Colorado’s public option-style law. Under the state law, insurance carriers must offer individuals and small businesses new, lower-cost “Colorado Option” plans in addition to their regular plan offerings.

This blog details the Colorado public option, the significance of the 1332 waiver approval, projected impact on premiums and enrollment, and what this means for future state action.



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