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Get Waiver, Avoid ACA: Former Health Czar

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Alan Levine, a favorite health policy wonk among Republicans, is offering some advice to the Florida Legislature: exercise a waiver, and get around much of the Affordable Care Act, Florida Politics reports. 

As Levine explains it, the 1332 innovation waiver option is a “conservative solution” under the federal health law. Levine’s interpretation says the waiver would permit Florida to get around the individual and employer mandates, and use federal dollars to fund state-based health programs, Florida Politics reports.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.