6 Actions States, Federal Government Could Take on Obamacare, Health Care in 2018

Many states are eager to reverse the damage from Obamacare in 2018, but in some cases, they will need help from Congress, leading health care experts say.
“A lot of states would like to act in 2018, but there is a lot of uncertainty while they are waiting on Congress and the administration,” Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute, a free-market health care advocacy group, told The Daily Signal.
In 39 states where the federal government administers health exchanges, health insurance premiums increased an average of 105 percent between 2013 to 2017. Meanwhile, about 70 percent of U.S. counties have only one or two health insurers.
The following are six ways the states and/or the federal government could push for change or reforms in the year ahead.
1. State innovation waivers
Under Section 1332 of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), the federal government can grant “state innovation waivers” from the law for

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