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Innovation waivers could open door to state Obamacare alternatives
Modern Healthcare

A little-noticed clause in the Affordable Care Act will provide the next president with an option for allowing states to restructure their healthcare systems.

The law signed by President Barack Obama includes a waiver that, starting in 2017, would let states take federal dollars now invested in the overhaul and use them to redesign their own healthcare systems.

States could not repeal some things, such as the requirement that insurance companies cover people with health problems.

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