CSR Subsidies A “Solution” in Search of a Problem and the Costly Danger of Double-Dipping

On October 12, 2017, President Trump announced the immediate termination of Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments. The White House stated, “Based on guidance from the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services has concluded that there is no appropriation for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under Obamacare. In light of this analysis, the Government cannot lawfully make the cost-sharing payments.” 


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