Trump Hints at Withholding Exchange Subsidies to Prompt ACA’s Decline

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Following the House of Representatives’ failed effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump has promised that the repealing and replacing law is still one of his top priorities, and also hinted at hastening its demise by withholding the premium subsidies the government pays to health exchanges. Essentially, if he follows through and creates the regulatory environment to make withholding the subsidies possible, the health care exchanges would collapse under their own weight as insurers pull out en masse. In addition, already it’s unclear how serious the IRS under Trump will be about collecting penalties from applicable large employers…
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