Hospital and health plan leaders are concerned about ACA repeal, but some lobbyists hold back

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Takeaway

  • Both insurers and providers worry about the loss of subsidies to lower-income people to purchase health insurance and the elimination of the requirement that everyone have coverage.
  • At the same time, their lobbyists in Washington know they have to work with the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress who want to fundamentally change health reform, so some are holding off on full-throated support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Why this matters

  • Many insurers could exit the individual market if the subsidies are eliminated by the Trump administration, potentially leading to more cost sharing for low- and moderate-income individuals and more bad debt for doctors and hospi...