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Trump’s HHS Takes Aim at Automatic Re-enrollment in Obamacare (1)

Jan. 31, 2020, 2:36 PMUpdated: Jan. 31, 2020, 9:09 PM

Low-income Obamacare enrollees wouldn’t be automatically re-enrolled in free health plans in 2021 under a Trump administration proposal released Friday.

The proposed rule, known as the payment notice, contains an array of generally small changes to Affordable Care Act regulations. But some of the policies included in it could have a significant impact on Obamacare enrollees, and they drew sharp criticism from Democrats and ACA supporters. The notice is an annual regulation governing the ACA exchanges.

In prior years, the Trump administration took a host of actions to reshape the Affordable Care Act, expanding access to cheaper plans that...

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