Democrats seek to resolve health payments on spending bill

Modern Healthcare: Democrats are up in arms over President Donald Trump's threats to deny payments to health insurers under Barack Obama's healthcare law.

Party leaders want the issue addressed in the current talks on the spending bill to keep the government open. The bill is due at the end of the month.

At issue are cost-sharing payments that low-income people enrolled under the healthcare law receive to help cover out-of-pocket expenses. Trump has threatened to withhold the payments as a means to force Democrats to negotiate on healthcare legislation.

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