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HealthConnections: Stabilizing the Market


In testimony last week before the U.S. Senate's Health, Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee, Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak and Governor Bill Haslam urged Congress to keep paying cost-sharing payments called CSRs. The Trump Administration has hinted it will halt those payments, a move observers have said could be dangerous for already-precarious markets, consumers and insurers.

What are CSRs, and why do they matter? And why is Congress facing a tight deadline for action? Dr. Carole Myers parses the HELP hearings in this week's installment of HealthConnections.

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