Maine COOP sues Government over cost sharing subsidies

From HEalth Affairs Online:   “On December 28, 2017, Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)—a nonprofit insurer in Maine—filed what is believed to be the first lawsuitagainst the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for failing to reimburse marketplace insurers for cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) for 2017. MCHO seeks an estimated $5.6 million in CSR payments for the 2017 plan year. …

So what, exactly, did Trump eliminate on the Subsidies?

The President, in signing an executive order this past week, stopped all payments for Cost-sharing Subsidies.  Now, in a language most of you can understand:  This does not eliminate subsidies.  The Government is continuing to pay these and apparently will continue “Cost-sharing Subsidies” are only received by those on Silver plans below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level The plans …