In a twist of fate, the Obama administration is expected to announce this week that it will lift the restrictions on health insurance plans sold on the Affordable Care Act’s health care exchanges.
The move comes a week after the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission said the federal government must waive its requirement that insurers offer plans on the exchanges and make it easier for people to sign up for them.
Under the rules, insurance companies must have a minimum of 1.5 million people who are enrolled in coverage.
The waiver also would mean the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the federal program that provides health care benefits to millions of workers and retirees, would get a big infusion of money.
It would make it possible for people who earn between $75,000 and $99,999 a year and have coverage through their employers to sign-up for coverage through the federal exchange.
The F.E.H.B. program is run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was created to make it easy for people with low incomes to get coverage on the federal marketplace.
The health care law provides $716 billion to the F.
H, which is meant to help people get insurance coverage through its health care exchange.
The F.D.A. is responsible for the insurance marketplaces.
Under the waiver, the government would reimburse the F,H and E.B., the three main health insurance agencies, for all of their costs associated with administering the exchanges.
But the waiver also gives the FH a chance to decide whether to keep or reduce its payments, which could affect the prices people pay for health insurance.
Under a previous administration, the F H was given the opportunity to keep the payments while the F E. B. could be reimbursed only for costs associated in part with the F program.
The Obama administration said that it would waive that part of the F and E payments, but that the F has a right to decide how to spend the money.
“We want to be clear that the waivers announced today are not a change in the law, nor are they a change to the way we fund the F-H program,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.
The waivers, which will be announced Thursday, are part of a broader effort by the F hbud to address the health care system.
Last week, the agency announced that it had been receiving about $100 billion in payments from the federal treasury to help pay for care for people and families.
The payments, the White House said, are aimed at improving access to care for low-income people.