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The AP (10/19, Werner, Fram) reports that on Thursday, the bipartisan bill which seeks to stabilize ACA marketplaces “gained momentum...when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support.” The measure’s sponsors, Sens. READ MORE >>

The Hill (10/18, Roubein) reports a bipartisan group of 10 governors called on Congress to vote on the bipartisan legislation to stabilize the Affordable Care Act’s insurance markets. The governors wrote a letter Wednesday that said, “We urge Congress to quickly pass legislation ... READ MORE >>

The New York Times (10/17, Kaplan, Subscription Publication) reports on its front page that Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) “have reached a bipartisan deal to provide funding for critical subsidies to health insurers that President Trump said last week that he would cut off,” Alexander said on Tuesday. READ MORE >>

Reuters (10/13, Abutaleb, Levine) reported that on Friday, 18 states sued the Trump Administration in order to prevent President Trump from ending ACA subsidy payments to insurers. The article said these subsidies “help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses. READ MORE >>

 On its front page, the Washington Post (10/13, A1, Goldstein, Eilperin) reports that the White House confirmed Thursday that it will stop making federal payments for “cost-sharing reductions,” payments to health insurers “that help millions of lower-income Americans afford coverage. READ MORE >>

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