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Chicago Argues In Federal Court That HHS’ Refusal To Reopen ACA Exchanges During Pandemic Must Be Set Aside

  • July 29, 2020

Bloomberg Law (7/28, Pazanowski, Subscription Publication) reports that the City of Chicago has argued to a federal court in DC that HHS’ “refusal” to open a special enrollment period for people to sign onto health insurance programs through the ACA marketplace during the pandemic must be reversed. The department’s administrative record “reveals that it didn’t try to estimate how many people might benefit from reopening the enrollment period of determine how an SEP could help them, health-care providers, or the general public, the city said Monday in a brief urging the U.S. District Court for the District Of Columbia to enter a pretrial judgment declaring HHS acted arbitrarily and irrationally.”