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CMS, states ponder special enrollment for those facing tax penalties
Modern Healthcare

CMS officials have yet to say if the agency will implement an open-enrollment extension for people facing tax penalties who don’t have coverage, an extension several states also are considering after Washington state enacted one.

Some Congressional Democrats have been urging the Obama administration to implement a special-enrollment period for tax filers facing penalties. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and 10 other senators who caucus with the Democrats, on Monday sent a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell calling for additional time to sign up for coverage.

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