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Trump administration takes contradictory actions on ACA

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Key clinical point: The Trump administration took two apparently contradictory actions that could have major effects on the insurance marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act.

Major finding: The administration issued guidance that makes it easier for states to work around some ACA requirements, including allowing the use of federal subsidies for plans that can reject people who have preexisting conditions. A proposed rule, however, allowed millions of people with job-based coverage to use tax-free money from their employers to buy individual plans on the health care exchanges.

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