Alexander Statement on Massachusetts Being Denied its 1332 Waiver Request

Posted on October 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, October 23, 2017 — Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after Massachusetts’ 1332 waiver application was denied because there wasn’t enough time to implement before the next open enrollment window begins:

“Under the Alexander-Murray bill, states can get waivers approved in 45 days if the situation requires urgent action—so Massachusetts could have had its waiver approved by now to help reduce chaos when open enrollment begins next week. This is further evidence that the Affordable Care Act needs changes and that states need our bill to get flexibility from the law.”