CMS-Letter and FAQs on MOE Requirements

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Amid state budget concerns, on January 7, 2011, 33 governors across the country asked the Obama administration and Congress to lift the maintenance of effort (MOE) requirements included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  On February 25, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) responded by issuing a letter and a FAQ document outlining states’ options for changing eligibility rules under the MOE.  The Department noted that further guidance will follow.