ㅤ”Obama oversaw three open enrollment seasons. During that time he made numerous administrative moves to ensure Obamacare’s success, such as delaying the end of open enrollment several times, creating special enrollment periods for people to sign up outside of the designated timeframe, and propping up smaller insurers called co-ops. He allowed people to sign up for plans that did not comply with Obamacare’s mandates and authorized insurer funds known as cost-sharing reduction subsidies, a move that a federal judge ruled illegal because they weren’t appropriated by Congress.
ㅤObama’s departure, and subsequent arrival of an administration not as interested in the law’s success, leaves open the question of whether Obamacare can succeed without a massive lift from the White House.
ㅤThe law struggled despite Obama’s actions. A sicker-than-expected risk pool caused by not enough younger and healthier people signing up contributed to hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for most insurers in the exchanges, leading to exits and price increases for 2017.”
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ㅤ”The Washington Post, ABC News, and others failed to mention that while health insurers will no longer receive billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies, those same 2 in 10 consumers facing increased rates will also have more health insurance coverage options, thanks to the President signing an executive order allowing them to purchase their coverage across state lines.
ㅤThis move, according to conservative healthcare policy experts, will actually result in lower premiums.”
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Judge Vince Chhabria
ㅤ”U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria ruled Wednesday against an emergency order to require that the payments continue to be made while a lawsuit filed by 18 states and the District of Columbia over the so-called cost-sharing reduction payments works its way through the courts.”
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ㅤ”The bipartisan Senate bill that would help to stabilize Obamacare is estimated to reduce the federal deficit by $3.8 billion from 2018 to 2027 but would not significantly reduce the number of people who are uninsured or affect the price of premiums, according to a report released Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation.”
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ㅤ”Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer refused to reopen negotiations on a bipartisan deal to fund Obamacare insurance payments after President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan opposed it.”
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