Health Affairs September 15, 2021
On September 7, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) notified states with a Section 1332 waiver of the revised amount of federal pass-through funding they will receive for 2021. Overall, 13 states will receive an additional $452 million in federal pass-through funding, with amounts that range from $2.5 million in Rhode Island to $139 million in Maryland.
Separately, on September 10, CMS announced $20 million for state-based marketplaces to implement enhanced subsidies under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) or adopt other technological changes to comply with federal law. Funding ranges from $500,000 to $1.1 million, and funds can be used through September 2022.
Updated Section 1332 Pass-Through Funding
Section 1332 allows a state, with federal approval, to waive...