February 27, 2018

Trump makes Obamacare more expensive

Washington Examiner - Obamacare premiums are expected to go up by 18 percent next year in a majority of states due to moves by the Trump administration to hinder the law’s marketplaces, according to a new report from the left-leaning think tank Urban Institute.

The study looked at the Trump administration’s moves to expand access to cheaper and lower quality health plans. It also examined the elimination of the law’s individual mandate starting in 2019, which was repealed in the tax reform bill passed last year.

Urban found that premiums on Obamacare’s marketplaces would rise by 18 percent in 43 states. In addition, 9 million fewer people will have insurance compared to if Obamacare was maintained in its current form, the study found.

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