Yep, that’s still a thing.
Courtesy of Think Progress:
The Trump administration is freezing a critical Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance payment program that discourages insurers from cherry-picking healthier enrollees by compensating them for sicker ones.
The move could rattle insurance companies at the very moment when they’re deciding whether to continue selling ACA plans and setting premiums for 2019. It’s not immediately clear what this means for ACA enrollees, if anything.
“We were disappointed by the court’s recent ruling. As a result of this litigation, billions of dollars in risk adjustment payments and collections are now on hold,” said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma in a statement released on Saturday. “CMS has asked the court to reconsider its ruling, and hopes for a prompt resolution that allows CMS to prevent more adverse impacts on Americans who receive their insurance in the individual and small group markets.”
Just in case you were forgetting that the entire reason Donald Trump ran for office was to destroy everything that President Obama had accomplished, this is your reminder.