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  • Court Complicates Trump's Threat to Cut ‘Obamacare' Funds Associated Press by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar  — President Donald Trump's bold threat to push "Obamacare" into collapse may get harder to carry out after a new court ruling. The procedural decision late Tuesday by a federal appeals panel in Washington has implications for millions of consumers. The judges said that a group of states can defend the legality of government "cost-sharing" subsidies for copays and deductibles under the Affordable Care Act if the Trump administration decides to stop paying the money.

  • Some Insurers Asking for Premium Increases of 30 Percent or Higher: Report The Hill by Mallory Shelbourne — Insurers in several states are pursuing premium increases nearing 30 percent or higher for Obamacare health plans, according to a Tuesday report in The Wall Street Journal. Large insurers in West Virginia, Wyoming, Iowa, South Carolina, and Idaho are looking to up their premiums, records from the Department of Health and Human Services show. Some insurers in Tennessee, Hawaii, North Dakota, and New Mexico are pursuing increases at 20 percent or higher. Other insurers are seeking standard increases, requests that come ahead of an imminent deadline for insurers to finish their rates.

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