Marketplace Policy Changes Increase Access for Healthcare Coverage in 2023

February 24, 2022 by Alec Stone MA, MPA, Former ONS Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy

Consumers will more easily find affordable healthcare coverage in 2023 (, thanks to the Biden-Harris administration’s December 2021 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters 2023 Proposed Rule, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The rule also improves shopping for healthcare coverage, establishes rules to ensure people have access to care, and advances health equity for consumers purchasing Marketplace coverage.

“With this proposed rule, we are working to ensure the Marketplaces are a model for accessible, affordable, inclusive coverage—particularly for eligible individuals who have thought comprehensive coverage was out of reach,” CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure said (

CMS reported ( that the proposed rule will:

“We are building a more competitive, transparent, and affordable healthcare market,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said ( “At the end of the day, health care should be a right for everyone, not a privilege for some.”

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