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States Can Exit Obamacare Exchange in 2022 Under Final Rule (1)

Jan. 14, 2021, 9:30 PM; Updated: Jan. 15, 2021, 12:06 AM

States would be able to largely bypass the federal Obamacare exchange under a rule finalized Thursday by the Trump administration.

The last-minute rule is aimed at interjecting more free market competition into the Affordable Care Act marketplaces by allowing web brokers and health insurers to directly enroll people in health plans.

But it’s unclear whether the rule will take effect. Congress and the incoming Biden administration could undo recent regulations adopted by Trump under the Congressional Review Act. Officials for President-elect Joe Biden also say they plan to pause all rules whose effective dates occur after President Donald Trump leaves ...

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