Senator Collins’ Statement on Vote to Reverse Administration’s Changes to 1332 Waiver Policy

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins released this statement following her vote in favor of a resolution to reverse the Administration’s policy on 1332 waivers:

 

“While I support giving states more flexibility to help increase coverage and improve affordability, the Administration’s guidance that allows states to use 1332 waivers to expand Short-Term Limited Duration plans is not the solution.  I am concerned that doing so could potentially jeopardize protections for some enrollees who have pre-existing conditions. 

 

“There is no doubt, however, that we must seek bipartisan agreement on ways to lower health care costs, expand coverage, and enable states to develop new solutions — while ensuring protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions remain in place.”