CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner on Friday announced that she will step down at the end of the month.
CMS Administrator Tavenner To Step Down
When talking about and the potential effect of the upcoming Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell, most of the focus tends to be on the potential loss of subsidies to help individuals purchase coverage through the federal exchange.
If the high court rules for the plaintiffs in King, the sudden lack of those subsidies could make plans unaffordable for millions of individuals in the 34 states that use the federal exchange.
However, there's more to affordability than premiums. Out-of-pocket costs also are an important consideration. That's where another oft-forgotten type of subsidies comes in: cost-sharing reductions.
The Other Subsidies at Stake in King v. Burwell