Cost-Sharing Subsidies and Healthcare Reform

Cost-Sharing Subsidies and Healthcare Reform

When Republicans proposed their Affordable Care Act replacement bill, Americans who depend on state exchanges for coverage, show concern over the cost-sharing subsidies and healthcare reform. Lake and her 55-year-old husband, Steven, who live in Truckee, Calif., rely on a subsidy program designed to lower her out-of-pocket health costs. This “cost-sharing” assistance — paid directly to her insurer, Blue Shield of California — keeps the couple’s copayments for doctor visits to about $15 a pop and…

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