Trump to Gut Obamacare Benefit RulesNovember 1, 2017 |
by Ed Kilgore
In the wake of the collapse of Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Trump administration is testing the legal limits of what it can do to reshape — or some would say gut — the Affordable Care Act using, ironically, the regulatory tools the ACA gave the executive branch. The president’s suspension of Cost Saving Reduction reimbursements for insurers is one example. The administration’s sabotage of the Obamacare enrollment effort (so important in attracting as broad a risk pool as possible) is another.