Killing Obamacare

http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/trump-effect-on-health-care-nc-s-most-popular-plan/article_ddc05550-de45-5208-a58b-5979e1169f23.html

 

The uncertainty of whether the administration will fund federal cost-sharing payments led Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C. on Thursday to offer two premium increase scenarios for the 2018 individual marketplace exchange.

The first is a 22.9 percent hike predicated on the White House choosing not to fund the payments, which serve as subsidies to help lower-income individuals buy plans with reduced out-of-pocket costs for medical care, such as lower deductibles and co-payments.

The second scenario is an 8.8 percent premium increase with the cost-sharing payments funded.

Republicans have sued the Obama administration to stop the subsidies, with that case tied up in court.

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