Trump Administration Plan Would Change Direction of ACA Funding

Trump to Let States Divert Obamacare Funds to Other Health Plans
– Bloomberg

Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with our Manatt Health team, spoke with Bloomberg for an article about the Trump administration’s proposed plan to redirect subsidies.

The proposed plan would allow states to direct funds meant for Obamacare to health plans that don’t meet the health law’s requirements. The outlet noted that supporters of the plan claim it will give states more control over individual state markets, while opponents claim it will put individuals with pre-existing health conditions at risk.

“Unless you keep everybody in the same pool the way the ACA does, and treat them all equally, you are making the people who don’t get the better deal into second-class citizens,” said Ario.

Read the article here