No More Obamacare Bailouts

In an effort to win the support of health insurance companies during the debate over Obamacare in 2009, three health insurer bailout provisions were written into the bill to compensate health insurance companies for insuring high-cost consumers in the Obamacare state exchanges. These three bailout provisions include risk corridors, reinsurance and cost-sharing reduction subsidies. Combined, these could cost taxpayers $170 billion over the next decade. The risk corridor and reinsurance provisions expired last year, while cost-sharing reduction subsidies are currently in flux.

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No More Obamacare Bailouts

Background: In an effort to win the support of health insurance companies during the debate over Obamacare in 2009, three health insurer bailout provisions were written…

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Trump Says ‘I Can’t Support Bailing Out’ Insurance Companies Profiting From Obamacare

By Robert Donachie, Reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he could not support the bipartisan proposal to shore…

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PRESS RELEASE: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CANCELS ILLEGAL OBAMACARE INSURER SUBSIDIES

OCTOBER 13, 2017 Washington — Following a “thorough legal review,” the Trump administration announced last night that it “believe[s] that the last Administration overstepped the legal…

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Governors Urge Greater Flexibility for States in Creating and Implementing Health Care Policy

By Rachel del Guidice, reporter for The Daily Signal. Five governors—representing both parties and from states across the country—told a Senate committee Thursday that inaction on…

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How to Bring Real Stability to the Health Care Market

By Edmund Haislmaier, expert in health care policy and markets at The Heritage Foundation. Following Congress’ failure to enact “repeal and replace” legislation this summer,…

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As GOP Senators, Governors Pitch Plan to Save Obamacare, White House ‘Can’t Imagine’ Backing Bailout

By Fred Lucas, White House correspondent for The Daily Signal. The White House says it “can’t imagine” supporting an Obamacare bailout, even as some Republican senators…

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Conservatives Must Oppose Obamacare Bailouts

By Sutton Truluck, Research Assistant at Heritage Action for America. Last month, Senate Republicans failed to deliver on their seven-year promise to repeal and replace…

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