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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Authority of the Secretary of HHS To Waive the Maintenance of Effort Requirements in Section 2001(b) of PPACA

TO: Senate Finance Committee

FROM: Legislative Attorney

This responds to your request for a legal analysis of the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services {“Secretary”} to waive the maintenance of effort requirements of Section 2001(b) of P.L. 111-148, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), under the demonstration project waiver authority of Section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act.

Date of Report: March 3, 2011
Number of Pages: 5
Order Number: M-030311
Price: $19.95

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