Bill would permanently fund and expand access to health care subsidies ■ Mary Ann Morris / Editor Washington, D.C. – Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced on July 18 the introduction of H.R.3258, the Marketplace Certainty Act. This bill will help millions of Americans afford health care by permanently funding Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) subsidies and expanding access to more hardworking families. Currently, seven million Americans rely on these subsidies to afford such out-of-pocket costs as deductibles and copayments. To date, the Trump administration has refused to commit to funding CSRs, causing uncertainty in the marketplaces. Without a commitment, instability will continue, costs will skyrocket, and insurers will exit the marketplaces.
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