Brian Sandoval

What are the Obamacare subsidies that Trump is trying to eliminate, and why do they matter?

What are the Obamacare subsidies that Trump is trying to eliminate, and why do they matter?

The Trump administration announced Thursday night that it would stop making what are called cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act. Trump says the payments were improper. Patient advocates, insurance regulators and lawmakers, including some Republicans, say the move will send premiums soaring and could destabilize insurance markets. “It’s going to hurt people, it’s going to hurt kids, it’s going to hurt families,” Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, told the Nevada Independent.


What are the cost-sharing reduction payments?

The Affordable Care Act set up insurance marketplaces in which Americans who don’t get...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
74°