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GOP lawmakers condemn health reform waivers
Modern Healthcare

House Republicans criticized HHS for granting waivers to four states and more than 900 health plans exempting them from certain coverage rules in the federal health reform law.

The waivers allow insurers and employers to continue offering so-called “mini-med” plans, which provide limited coverage to workers at low cost. The waivers are one-year reprieves from the law’s requirement that plans provide at least $750,000 in essential benefits.