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GAO Report: Health Care Waiver Process Is Legitimate

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report didn’t find any funny business in the administration’s process of granting health care waivers, despite Republican claims to the contrary. The report concluded, “We found that [the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight] granted waivers mostly for applications that projected the annual limit restriction would result in a significant premium increase of more than 10 percent, in addition to a significant decrease in access to benefits,” the report said. “Conversely, most of the denied applications projected a premium increase of 6 percent or less.”

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