What Is Going On With Healthcare?

Nobody knows. Literally.

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Today, from the Washington Post:

Trump, House GOP ask appeals court to again delay decision on health-care law provision

The Trump administration and House Republicans are asking for another postponement in a federal-court case over subsidies that help 7 million Americans with Affordable Care Act health plans cover deductibles and copays — a move that heightens the limbo for insurers in the law’s marketplaces.

The request for the 90-day extension, in a filing Monday in the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, means that the government will continue to provide the “cost-sharing reductions” through at least much of the summer.

But as the third consecutive request for a delay in the case, Monday’s court filing also injects uncertainty for insurers during the very season when they must tell states whether they intend to take part in ACA marketplaces for 2018.

I’ve been reading WaPo news and updates on this story since this morning, and it’s fascinating to think that even though the ACA is government… mandated? Is that the right word? Even though the ACA is the law of the land, the government still needs to fund it, and if it doesn’t agree to provide subsidies to insurers, then we’re… well, we don’t know what we are, and that’s the problem.

I guess we’ll wait and see what happens next.

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