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How Illinois hustled to protect Obamacare from Trump

How Illinois hustled to protect Obamacare from Trump

Even before President Donald Trump announced plans last week to nix Obamacare subsidies, the Illinois Department of Insurance raced over the summer to get insurers on board with a strategy to minimize the financial pain of such a move.

Bipartisan deal to fund insurer payments faces tough political slog

Bipartisan deal to fund insurer payments faces tough political slog

Two key senators have reached a bipartisan agreement to extend funding for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers for two years in exchange for greater state flexibility on insurance market rules. While the proposal has industry support, it's unclear whether it can clear Congress.

Data Points: New life for association health plans?

Data Points: New life for association health plans?

President Donald Trump last week signed an executive order to exempt health plans offered by trade and professional associations from the same coverage requirements as those offered by small businesses and on the individual market. Many fear such a move would drive up premiums for other plans.

Trump to end cost sharing subsidies

Trump to end cost sharing subsidies

In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will "immediately" halt payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act.

Ex-Obama officials begin health insurance sign-up campaign

After the Trump aministration slashed the ad budget and grants for organizations that help people sign up during open enrollment, former Obama administration officials have started a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage.

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