Key clinical point: Federal health authorities have proposed new ways to calculate premiums in Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges and new rules on coverage of abortion services.
Major finding: Critics say the proposal could leave more people uninsured. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says the changes would lower premiums and give enrollees the option to choose a plan that doesn’t offer abortion services.
Study details: The proposal's regulatory impact statement notes that the change could reduce enrollment in health insurance products through the federal exchanges by 100,000 people in each of the years from 2020 through 2023.
Disclosures: The rule was proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services.
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