Maryland’s Evergreen Health Cooperative has filed for an injunction against the federal government to halt payment by the  Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (co-op) of the $22 million it owes to CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield based on the Affordable Care Act’s risk adjustment formula.  Of the 23 co-ops that launched in 2014, at least half of them have failed, with nine failures in the Fall of 2015. More recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services loosened financing rules for the co-op plans in an effort to allow them to tap the markets for capital.
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