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Left-Leaning Policy Groups Urge Congress To Tread Carefully On CSRs To Avoid Hiking Consumer Costs

March 12, 2018
Two left-leaning policy groups released research memos on Friday (March 9) warning lawmakers there are downsides for low-income consumers if Congress appropriates funds to resume cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers. Lawmakers, as they craft Affordable Care Act market stabilization legislation, need to take into account that resuming the payments could unintentionally raise costs for low-income consumers, the groups said. House Republicans are looking at providing federal funding for reinsurance to help stabilize the ACA market, and they have proposed offsetting...

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