State Navigators Comment On Trump Administration Cuts To ACA Health Plans

The Washington Post – On Friday, the Trump Administration announced that it would discontinue “cost-sharing” payments that helped insurers keep premiums low for qualifying individuals. The action has triggered lawsuits to protect the subsidy payments in at least 20 states, but the action itself has already caused confusion for both insurers and individuals wanting to purchase health insurance policies for 2018. The open enrollment period for ACA Marketplace policies is scheduled to begin on November 1 of this year, and states are scrambling to make sure they have policies and information in place to help address concerns casued by the new announcements.

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