On July 14, 2022, United States of Care submitted the below comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in support of Washington’s 1332 Waiver Application as a promising opportunity to improve health coverage and health equity for all Washingtonians.
The approval of Washington’s 1332 waiver would extend eligibility for health insurance plans offered on the Affordable Care Act marketplace, including dental plans, to all Washington state residents, regardless of immigration status. This has huge implications for addressing systemic barriers for more than 100,000 people. Additionally, the waiver will allow the state to invest state funds towards more affordable health insurance and lower premiums for people who have struggled to afford coverage.
As an organization dedicated to a more affordable, accessible, and equitable health care system, USofCare strongly urges the swift approval of Washington’s 1332 waiver application. More details on USofCare’s support for innovative 1332 waivers can be found here.