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Experts: Trump administration's suspension likely won't delay risk adjustment payments

July 10, 2018 / Tina Reed

The Trump administration’s latest move over the weekend to suspend risk adjustment payments to insurance companies garnered plenty of raised eyebrows but isn't likely to delay payouts to insurers, healthcare experts said Monday. “The announcement on Saturday that the administration is going to hold off on risk adjustment payments is, I think, unnecessary and will likely increase premiums and reduce insurer participation," said Timothy Jost, a Washington and Lee University professor emeritus who closely follows the ACA. He was speaking at an event hosted in Washington, D.C., by conservative-leaning think tank American Enterprise Institute on Monday.