The Trump administration on Monday signaled the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurers would continue — for now.

But health care industry officials are concerned prolonged uncertainty over the fate of the payments would cause the ACA marketplace to further destabilize and possibly collapse.

According to Politico, the administration plans to ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia for another 90-day delay in the lawsuit, House v. Price, filed in 2015 by the House of Representatives claiming the CSR payments were illegal. The ACA's cost-sharing program reimburses health insurers to help low-income people make co-payments at the doctor or hospital.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.