City of Chicago sues HHS and CMS over lack of open enrollment period related to COVID-19

“The city of Chicago has sued the Trump administration over its decision not to open up a special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act exchange in response to COVID-19.”

“The lawsuit, filed against U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma and the two agencies, argues that the ‘once-in-a-century health crisis’ caused by the new coronavirus pandemic falls under the language that requires a new enrollment period for health insurance coverage.”

“It also argues the Trump administration’s decision not to offer a special enrollment period has impeded efforts to test and treat the virus and exacerbated its spread…” Read the full article here.

Source: City of Chicago sues federal government over lack of open enrollment period – June 17, 2020. Health News Illinois.

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