Multiple congressional committees met last week to find a way to shore up ACA markets.

Modern Healthcare: For nearly a year, health insurers have operated under a cloud of political and regulatory uncertainty that has taken a toll on finances, and for some, their day-to-day operations.

Even though Congress shifted its focus from bulldozing the Affordable Care Act to stabilizing the troubled individual market in the short term, big questions remain, particularly around future funding for cost-sharing reduction subsidies that insurers say are crucial to steadying that business line.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee last week held hearings on how to shore up the individual market in hopes of passing a bill by Sept. 15; that's so a law can be signed before Sept. 27, when insurers in many states must finalize if, where and for how much they'll sell coverage.

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