Request for Information (RFI) on Regulatory Changes to Improve the ACA (July 12, 2017)

Health Care

The Church Alliance submitted comment in response to a request for information (RFI) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on ways in which HHS could reduce regulatory burdens, promote consumer choice, stabilize markets, and enhance affordability. The Church Alliance took the opportunity to encourage HHS to consider (1) the creation of a church health plan exchange under its regulatory flexibility, (2) making small business health care tax credits available to employers in the SHOP program equally available to employers in church plans, and (3) preserving existing church plan exemptions from state insurance laws.