Trump Administration Freezes Payments Required By The Affordable Care Act

The Trump administration is halting billions of dollars in payments required under the ACA, citing a district court decision in New Mexico from earlier this year. Insurers say, the timing of the decision could mean higher premiums for millions of individuals and small businesses next year.

Citing a February ruling from a district court in New Mexico, the administration said it will halt risk adjustment payments required by the ACA. Insurers say the move will increase premiums.

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