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People of different weights, on a seesaw The third ACA risk management program, which was supposed to be permanent, is a risk-adjustment program that’s similar to the risk-adjustment program used for the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan program. (Credit: iStock)

A three-judge panel at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the federal government in a dispute over how the government has administered the Affordable Care Act risk-adjustment program.

The 10th Circuit panel has thrown out a district court summary judgment in favor of New Mexico Health Connections, an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based insurer that opposed the government’s risk-adjustment formula.



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