On July 11, CHA responded to a June 12 Request for Information (RFI) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that is seeking input from stakeholders on ways to create a more patient-centered health care system and stabilize the individual, small group and non-traditional health insurance markets. The RFI includes several questions on additional actions CMS might take that go beyond those already taken, such as the market stabilization rule, the release of a checklist for states interested in pursuing a Section 1332 innovation waiver, and others.
The CHA comment letter focuses on:
- Ways to ensure that families have the information they need to make informed health care decisions
- The need to ensure that children have access to appropriate pediatric providers and timely, high-quality health care, regardless of their insurance plan
- Important considerations for children in efforts to stabilize the market
- The key components of health care affordability for families who are caring for a child with a serious, complex or chronic condition