Erica Teichert

News Editor

Erica Teichert assigns, edits and directs news coverage for Project Japan’s website and magazine. She previously served as the publication’s New York bureau chief and legal reporter. Before joining Project Japan in 2016, she worked at Law360 as legal newswire’s first D.C. bureau chief after three years as a court reporter covering the U.S. Supreme Court, D.C. Circuit and other federal courts and agencies. Prior to that, she worked as an associate editor for FierceMarkets. She has a bachelor's degree in communications with a print journalism emphasis from Brigham Young University.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma

CMS hands states more power for waiver process

October 22, 2018

In a dramatic overhaul of the current 1332 waiver process, the CMS said state legislatures will no longer have to approve waiver plans. Instead, governors will be able to take action on their own. The agency also changed how it will evaluate waivers.

Justice Department won't defend Obamacare in GOP states' lawsuit

June 07, 2018

Although the Justice Department stopped short of asking a federal judge to overturn the ACA, the agency echoed the core arguments of the Republican state attorneys general: that the ACA can't stand without the individual mandate's tax penalty.

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