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If Obamacare is repealed, Tennessee faces a big decision

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Waiver choices

Two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). It is now in front of the Senate. If it ultimately becomes law, Tennessee will have a big decision to make as a state.

The decision relates to how Tennessee wants to approach two insurance regulations that have garnered a lot of controversy ever since Obamacare was passed. The AHCA would give Tennessee the ability to “opt out” of them. Many predict that this option will be “front and center” in Tennessee and all 49 other states if it becomes a reality.

EHBs and community rating

The two insurance regulations that states may be able to opt out of are commonly referred to as “EHBs” and “community rating.” Let’s take them one at a time.

This article was originally published in The Tennessean.  If you enjoyed this post, you may like "What's next for the American Health Care Act?"

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