WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s cut-off of federal payments to insurers is jolting the health care and political worlds.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Food Banks Team Up With DoorDash To Deliver Free Meals To Seniors
It’s threatening to boost premiums for millions and rattle insurance markets. It also could shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their efforts to shred the Obama health care law.READ MORE: PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro Files Brief Saying Health Secretary Has Power To Mandate Masks In Schools
Trump is halting subsidies to companies for lowering costs for low- and middle-income earners – reductions insurers are legally required to make.
Defiant Democrats, convinced they have important leverage, are promising to press for a bipartisan deal to restore the money by year’s end.MORE NEWS: After Doctors Told Him He Had Months To Live, Man From Baldwin Is Ready To Accomplish His Next Goal
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