|By PR Newswire||
|March 4, 2014 02:58 PM EST||
MIDLOTHIAN, Va., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement written by Mark Hobraczk on behalf of PSI:
In this week's Health Reform Update, PSI and other consumer groups receive their requested clarification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) affirming that non-profit foundations can assist with Marketplace premiums and cost-sharing. CMS is still weighing whether to mandate that all Marketplace insurers accept such third–party assistance from Ryan White/ADAP programs, while a federal court granted an injunction against Louisiana insurers that sought to deny them.
Total Marketplace sign-ups break four million, although young adults and the new non-profit insurance cooperatives continue to show mixed results. Maryland became the latest state to fire their Marketplace contractor due to continued website failures. In a surprise move, CMS will make Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies retroactively available to those who were unable to enroll in a glitch-plagued state-based Marketplace, so long as they enrolled in an ACA-compliant plan.
You can find the full Health Reform Update here and visit us at www.patientservicesinc.org for more information about PSI. If you're interested in Advocacy you can also join the PSI Patient Coalition here.
About Patient Services, Inc.
Patient Services Inc. (PSI) (www.patientservicesinc.org) is the "ground breaking" 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization of its kind. Over two decades ago, we recognized the importance of providing a "safety net" for patients with chronic illnesses who were struggling to keep up with expensive premiums and co-payments. Since 1989 we have led the charge to provide much needed patient assistance, soliciting donations to fund thousands of patients and their families in a myriad of disease areas.
SOURCE Patient Services, Inc.