Published November 10, 2017 | The Doctor Weighs In
By: Michael Z. Stahl
Most likely by accident, President Trump has made the 2018 healthcare marketplace a bargain-hunter’s paradise. Because of quirks in how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was set up, the president’s action to stop cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurance companies has resulted in more Americans becoming eligible for low-cost or even free health insurance.
It’s not a marketing come-on or a bait-and-switch promotion. It’s just math. There’s a bit of irony involved, but it’s true. The candidate who pledged to repeal and replace Obamacare—and who in mid-October called it “dead” and has previously tweeted to “let ObamaCare implode”—has helped make ACA health plans much more enticing to millions of consumers.
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