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  •  Not as far as I know.... (1+ / 0-)
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    boudi08

    ACA funding was deliberately kept outside the normal year-to-year budget battles, for all the obvious reasons.

    I did read somewhere that House Republithugs have hatched an idea to de-fund the ACA and use the 'savings' to put back the Pentagon's sequester losses.

    Just what our country needs.... more guns and planes and less affordable health care!

    Cheers.

    Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain. Friedrich Schiller

    by databob on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 02:36:26 PM PST

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    •  They are subject to sequestration: (1+ / 0-)
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      davidincleveland

      http://thinkprogress.org/...

      On Friday, health policy analyst Josh Fangmeier highlighted a White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) report showing that the sequester undermines this very program. The line item reductions listed by the report include a nearly $4 billion overall cut to the cost-sharing subsidies, including a $286 million reduction in 2014[…]
      •  I stand corrected, and amazed (1+ / 0-)
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        doinaheckuvanutjob

        that they let this piece be exposed to sequester.

        We really need this benefit for the people who need health care the most and can afford it the least.

        But hey, one more F-35 is far more important, right?

        Cheers.

        Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain. Friedrich Schiller

        by databob on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 06:07:15 PM PST

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        •  Check the article, though. People won't lose (0+ / 0-)

          their cost-sharing subsidies.  The insurance companies need to honor them regardless.  The concern is that insurance companies may raise premiums in the future if they're not getting that cost-sharing money back.  

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