Missouri lawmakers review state health care in view of federal changes

| November 16, 2017
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representative, Dean Dohrman

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A newly-formed group of lawmakers will spend the rest of the year looking at the direction health care should take in Missouri.

According to a report released by the office of state representative, Dean Dohrman, the Interim Committee on Stabilizing Missouri’s Health Insurance Markets was recently created for the purpose of gaining a better understanding of what changes at the federal level would mean to markets in the state.  The committee will consider how a rollback of the Affordable Care Act would alter the health insurance climate in Missouri. Committee members will also work to determine whether Missouri should pursue a federal waiver to sidestep requirements of the ACA and allow the state to have greater flexibility in order to stabilize the health insurance market.

The committee will also be looking at measures to stabilize small employer and individual insurance risk pools.

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