House Ways And Means Chairman Working With Trump To Figure Out Ways To Unfreeze Insurer Payments
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) left open the possibility of legislative action to restore the payments that are made to insurers to help stabilize the marketplaces. The administration had frozen the program off of a judge's order from earlier in the year. Democrats also chimed in, asking for the funds to be unfrozen.
GOP Chairman In Talks With Trump Officials On Restarting Key ObamaCare Payments
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said Monday that he is in talks with the Trump administration about ways to restart key ObamaCare payments that the administration abruptly suspended this month. The administration’s surprise suspension of $10.4 billion in payments to insurers this month set off a round of warnings of rising premiums and condemnation from Democrats who said it was further GOP “sabotage” of the health-care law. (Sullivan, 7/16)
Top Dems Urge Trump Officials To Reverse Suspension Of ObamaCare Payments
Top congressional Democrats are calling on the Trump administration to reverse its decision to suspend key ObamaCare payments to insurers, warning the suspension will cause premiums to rise. “The Administration's decision to suspend these collections and payments, which are required under federal law, appears to be yet another attempt by the Trump Administration to sabotage the nation's health care system for partisan gain,” the Democrats wrote in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services. (Sullivan, 7/16)