Citizen Action, a left-leaning organization headquartered in
Trump's suggested in a
At issue are cost-sharing-reduction payments that decrease deductibles, co-pays and out-of-pocket maximums for moderate-income enrollees under Obamacare. They are different from the premium tax credits most low-income patrons receive to decrease premiums.
"I don't want people to get hurt," Trump told The Wall Street Journal. "What I think should happen -- and will happen -- is the
Halting payment on the cost-sharing elements would cripple coverage for 2,030 in
Breakdowns on the number of people of other counties in southwest
Cost-sharing-reduction payments are projected to total
Kaiser and other health care experts say removing the payments would dramatically increase premiums, co-pays and deductibles, making premiums unaffordable for even moderate income people, they say. It also could prompt insurers to abandon the marketplace, leaving millions of enrollees without an insurance option.
Insurance premiums would jump by 17 percent in
"Moderate-income Wisconsinites would see their cost-sharing rise dramatically if
Several organizations have tried to persuade Trump that the marketplace must be steadied to avoid havoc this year.
"The most critical action to help stabilize the individual market for 2017 and 2018 is to remove uncertainty about continued funding for cost sharing reductions," the letter said.
Trump expressed confidence to the WSJ that his threat would prompt
However, he acknowledged, "The longer I'm behind this desk and you have Obamacare, the more I would own it."
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