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Senate Dems’ Bill Would Enhance, Fund ACA’s Cost-Sharing Reductions

By Amy Lotven / March 10, 2021 at 6:57 PM
Senate Democrats led by New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen are pushing legislation that would enhance the value of and eligibly for the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) and permanently fund the program, thus eliminating the need for the “silver-loading” workaround that insurers crafted after the Trump administration ended direct payments to reimburse their costs for the subsidies in 2017. The Improving Health Care Affordability Act, introduced March 1, also would also make permanent the ACA premium tax credit enhancements...


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