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Section 1332 State Releif and Empowerment Waiver Concepts: Account-Based Subsidies Waiver Concept

This paper outlines the account-based subsidies (ABS) waiver concept, one of four section 1332 waiver concepts detailed in the November 2018 Waiver Concepts Discussion Paper. The ABS waiver concept enables states to direct state-administered subsidies into a consumer-directed Health Expense Account (HEA), which can be applied to pay for premiums or healthcare expenses.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: July 15, 2019

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