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What Happens to Cost Assistance if ObamaCare is Repealed?

Health insurance cancellations under the ACA and suggestions for reform.

What is Going to Happen to Tax Credits, Cost-Sharing Reduction, and Medicaid under Trump and the Republican ObamaCare Repeal Plan?

We explain what happens to cost assistance (Tax Credits, CSR, and Medicaid) if ObamaCare is repealed by congressional Republicans under Trump.

In simple terms, there are only a few things to know about cost assistance under Donald Trump and a GOP controlled Congress.

Thus, right now things are uncertain, and it could get very bad for tens of millions of Americans. But that “bad” likely won’t start until 2018 (or later if defund and repeal measures are “delayed”). In the meantime, the GOP could surprise everyone by putting a better plan on the table. Right now their “better plan” isn’t better or agreed on, but at least it is something.

Uncertainty and ambiguity aside, for now, Open Enrollment 2017 was held as scheduled. Expected levels of cost assistance were available to many families making less than 400% of the federal poverty level through the marketplace. Employers must still offer coverage to full-time employees. Insurers can’t deny you, drop your coverage, or charge you more for having a preexisting condition.