During an interview on “New Day,” Mulvaney and Cuomo argued the merits of what are known as cost-sharing reduction payments.
The CSR payments help reimburse insurers for providing plans with low deductibles and low out-of-pocket costs for poorer Americans on the exchanges. Over the past few months, a slew of insurers and state insurance commissions reported that without the payments, premiums on the exchanges would increase substantially in 2018.
The future of the payments are embroiled in a lawsuit and whether to pay them going forward is essentially up to the Trump administration.
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