Obamacare Cost-Sharing Provisions and the Stakes in House v. Burwell

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House v. Burwell, which is now moving through the federal courts, threatens a provision of the Affordable Care Act that lowers health care costs for low- and moderate-income people who buy a "silver" plan through one of the insurance marketplaces. 

In a new post on the Wall Street Journal’s ThinkTank blog, The Commonwealth Fund’s David Blumenthal, M.D., and Sara Collins discuss the lawsuit in the context of today’s Commonwealth Fund report about the impact of these cost-sharing reductions. The lawsuit claims the Obama administration does not have authority to compensate insurers for revenues they lose by providing these discounts.

The authors comment on the potential repercussions of the loss of the cost-sharing provision, including insurers leaving the marketplaces and people dropping coverage as it becomes unaffordable.

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