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CMS reins in special enrollment chances for health reform law plans
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Heeding the calls of upset health insurers, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has purged several categories of circumstances that allow consumers to get health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces outside the open enrollment period.

The decision indicates the CMS is willing to work with insurers to amend the Affordable Care Act. UnitedHealth Group Inc., which expects to lose $1 billion on its ACA plans in 2015 and 2016 combined, has called out the enrollment leeway in particular as a problem that needs fixing.