State Examining Impact Of End To Health Care Subsidies
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Division of Insurance is analyzing the impact of President Donald Trump’s plan to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services made the announcement in a statement late Thursday. The subsidies help lower copays and deductibles for people with modest incomes.
South Dakota U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem said Friday that the Affordable Care Act created a broken system propped up by “government bailouts” and increasing burdens on families. The Republican lawmaker says the law should be repealed.
State Democratic Party Executive Director Sam Parkinson says Trump “turned his back” on South Dakotans by ending the subsides that help make health care affordable for more than 16,000 state residents.