What Trump's Plan to Stop Paying Health Care Insurers Means for Texans

WASHINGTON -- After months of speculation and social media threats, President Donald Trump’s administration is ending controversial payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act.Critics of the cost-sharing reduction payments — which will total about $7 billion this year — call them an unconstitutional bailout for insurers. Others say they’re necessary to help lower out-of-pocket costs for people with low and moderate incomes.The move is one of two significant steps Trump took Thursday to undermine Obamacare and put pressure on Congressional lawmakers who have failed to reach consensus on the fate of the ACA.  Continue reading...

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