This morning, the administration informed the courts that the Department of Health and Human Services has stopped cost-sharing payments for ObamaCare subsidies effective immediately. The reason is that there was no permanent appropriation set to make the payments. The next is due on Oct. 18 and will not happen, Reuters reported.
NEW: Trump administration just filed a notice in ACA subsidies case notifying court of decision not to make next payment on Oct 18 pic.twitter.com/gYLBSQaITK
Fox News reported that the move could bring lawsuits from state attorneys general who say that the subsidies are authorized by federal law.
Thursday, Trump also signed an executive order that he said will make lower-premium plans more widely available. But officials with the administration say the plans to do so may not come in time for coverage in 2019, according to Fox News.