USA states sue to block Trump Obamacare subsidies cut

Administration's Ending Of Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments Likely To Roil Individual Markets

NY's attorney general goes to court over Trump health care subsidy cut

Experts say the political instability over Trump's effort to undermine Obama's health care law could prompt more insurers to leave markets, reducing competition and driving up prices.

About 10 million people are enrolled in Obamacare through its online marketplaces, and most receive subsidies.

"We will be offering quality, affordable health insurance when open enrollment begins on November 1", Lee said. It puts health coverage for over 6 million Americans at risk.

A bipartisan push in the Senate would include funding for now-canceled "cost sharing" payments, and some House Republicans are open to front the money as part of a broader compromise. "They are not getting the job done". She said the majority party bears responsibility for what happens next.

Thompson, who spoke with reporters on a call organized by a health care advocacy group, said she expects to pay 30 percent to 50 percent more per year for her monthly premium, potentially more than her mortgage payment.

Republican Senator Susan Collins, who has opposed Trump-backed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, warned that the president's move will also affect the ability of vulnerable low-income people to access healthcare and afford out-of-pocket medical costs.

While this fairness issue must be resolved before the nation's health insurance system can be stabilized, Congress has been unable to agree on how to do it. Members of both parties - governors and insurance commissioners - came to our health committee and made recommendations about continuing the cost-sharing reductions, putting together reinsurance pools and a number of other steps we could take to lower costs and get better care.

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Association plans are a boon for those struggling with high-cost plans, though analysts say it could sap those customers - and their high premiums - from existing markets, leaving the sick and elderly to pay more because their costs are no longer subsidized by the healthy. According to Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., SC residents on individual policies face an increase of 31 percent in premiums between 2017 and 2018.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer expressed optimism about chances for a deal with Republicans to continue the subsidy payments. Premiums there will increase by 47 percent next year, after regulators assumed Trump would end the cost-sharing payments. According to a report from the Congressional Budget Office, on balance low-income enrollees would not be harmed, and older Americans with incomes below 400 percent of the poverty line could benefit, because the resulting higher premiums for silver plans would lead to a net increase in tax credits for some of them.

But the evidence that Mr. Trump's moves will have beneficial effects is not encouraging.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's move to stop paying a major "Obamacare" subsidy will raise costs for many consumers who buy their own health insurance, and make an already complicated system more challenging for just about everybody.

The White House argues that the payments are illegal.

The subsidies will cost about $7 billion this year. The decision "stands to hurt the most vulnerable individuals and families, raising cost for them and the federal government".

Becerra said the lawsuit is aimed at preserving the cost-sharing payments and preventing people from losing financial assistance to cover health care costs.

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