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    Sonja Nesbit Comments on Proposed ACA Market Regulation in Law360

    02/15/2017

    The Law360 article “5 Key Takeaways From Trump's ACA Stabilizer Rule” discusses the Trump Administration’s plan to stabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) markets by easing oversight of provider networks and limiting enrollment periods. Experts say this regulation will strengthen insurers that are already faring well, but likely prove too modest for others who weren’t making gains. Arent Fox Senior Government Relations Director Sonja Nesbit adds that, “For those folks who are on the fence, this is great. For those others who were losing a lot of money year over year... it may not go far enough.” Another notable feature of the rule was its proposal to allow states or accrediting agencies to gauge whether ACA insurers are offering adequate networks of doctors ad hospital. “That’s the one to me that…is going to be the most intriguing to watch. In very conservative states, they’re going to take a much more narrow view...That's going to certainly be reflected in the network coverage that they allow.”

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