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Although Dems Are Campaigning On A Potential Kavanaugh Health Law Vote, He’s Unlikely To Be A Deciding Factor

Chief Justice John Roberts has previously joined the four liberal justices to preserve the health law, so it is less likely that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s vote would be the one that sways any related decision. Meanwhile, an assessment finds that states’ efforts to protect consumers from high costs after the government ended certain health law subsidies last year is working.

CMS Chief Puts Blame On The Court For Decision To Freeze Payments To Insurers

A federal court ruling in New Mexico found the Trump administration did not properly justify its formula for dispensing the funds. “We’ve been trying to figure out, is there a solution? We understand the impact to the market [but] we have to follow what the courts say,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said.