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Effect of Trump's Obamacare subsidy cuts is blunted In California - for now

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Unable to get Congress to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, President Trump this week took matters into his own hands. Late Thursday evening, the White House announced it would stop paying key subsidies, known as “cost-sharing reductions,” that compensate insurers for providing discounts...
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The Obtuse Saboteur

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On Thursday night, President Donald Trump unveiled his latest attack on the Affordable Care Act: His administration will stop paying cost-sharing reductions to insurers, depriving them of about $9 billion each year. According to the Congressional Budget Office , Trump's executive order will further roil insurance markets, increase premiums, drive up government spending, and deprive as many as 1 million people of health insurance. It's worth noting, though, that this move is extremely vulnerable to legal challenges, as well as lawful workarounds that should eventually deliver the payments...
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Insurance Companies Say Premiums May Increase After Government Subsidies Stop

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President Trump says the administration will no longer pay key Affordable Care Act subsidies. The result could be some consumers pay more for insurance coverage and the cost to the government rises.
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White nationalist Richard Spencer will speak at the University of Florida...

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